The Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop is excited to announce that the Actors/Playwrights Workshop, now in its 25th year, will present a series of workshops at Darien Library.

Submit a Play

Playwrights are invited to submit their final scripts for consideration to the Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights contest by April 7th. 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.

Play Dates

Four plays will be selected to be workshopped on Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Interested actors are invited to audition on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 21st 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.

All Actors Welcome

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.

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 May 21st program, which will feature four staged performances.

About Catherine Lindsey

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.

Submit a Play

Submit Scripts By

April 7th

Play Workshops

Monday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Public Staged Reading

Sunday, May 21st at 2 p.m.

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