Calling all playwrights!
Calling all playwrights!

The Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop is excited to announce that the Actors/Playwrights Workshop, now in its 21st year, will present a series of workshops at Darien Library.

Interested playwrights should submit ten pages of their scripts using this online form by February 1, 2013. Playwrights are responsible for casting and directing their plays if their script is chosen.

Participants are invited to workshop their plays at the following sessions:

Thursday, February 21 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 from 7 – 9 p.m.

The workshops will allow the playwrights to refine their scripts. Playwrights are not required to attend these sessions in order to have their play considered.

On Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m., the Actors/Playwrights Workshop will present the first public-staged reading of selections from the plays in the Library’s Community Room.

The Actors/Playwrights Workshop welcomes Actors’ Equity actors and non-Equity actors to participate, brings together local and regional playwrights and actors, and encourages a collaborative effort to create new plays and present a public-staged reading.

Co-founded by the late Catherine Lindsey and her husband Robert, the workshop introduces original plays in progress to be developed in a workshop environment with the goal of the public-staged readings. Catherine Lindsey was a beloved friend of the Library and director of Darien Library Theater for over 25 years. The memorial workshops will offer actors and playwrights the opportunity to work together to create original theatrical works in a supportive and creative environment.

The Actors/Playwrights Workshop welcomes all interested playwrights and actors, with or without experience, to join. The sessions offer actors and playwrights the opportunity to work together to create original theatrical works in a supportive and creative environment, culminating in the June 10 program, which will feature  six staged performances. The musicals, monologues, short scenes from full-length and one-act plays to be performed will be chosen by the Darien Library Selection Committee.

When writing your piece please keep in mind that the number of cast members is limited, only one play may be submitted per person, and plays must be 10-minutes long or less. Please limit your plays to 10-pages double-spaced, 12 point font.

For more information, contact Workshop Director Robert Cusack at (203) 655-7699 or at robert.cusack1@att.net.