The Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop is excited to announce that the Actors/Playwrights Workshop, now in its 17th year, will present a series of workshops here at the Darien Library. The playwright participants will workshop their plays at the following sessions:
Workshop #1: Thursday, January 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
Workshop #2: Thursday, February 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Workshop #3: Thursday, March 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Workshop #4: Thursday, April 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
Workshop #5: Thursday, May 21, 7 – 9 p.m.
Workshop #6: Thursday, June 11, 7 – 9 p.m.
Workshop #7: Saturday, June 13, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
On Sunday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m., the Actors/Playwrights Workshop will present the first public-staged reading of selections from the plays in our 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 participating playwrights and actors will attend seven workshops here at Darien Library. For each session, the playwrights will be required to bring up to 10 pages of an unproduced and unpublished work-in-progress with sufficient copies for each character to be read by actors who attend. Time permitting, each submission will be read by participating actors at each session, followed by a short discussion led by Robert Cusack and Bridget Cusack.
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 14 program, which will feature staged readings of short scenes from full-length plays, one-act plays, musicals, and monologues.