The PG Evolution: Volume 97
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 97

Featured Playwrights: Andy Halliday, Denise Ivanoff, Maura Kelley, Mrinalini Kamath, Paul Pakler, Perryn Pomatto

Name *
Name
CAST ME! *
PLEASE READ! By filling this out, you are letting us know HOW you would like considered you for casting and that you ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume. CHECK ALL THAT APPLY!

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Conversations Between Artists #27
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #27

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED 

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Seating Extremely Limited Only 20 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

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 The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments #5
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments #5

Step 4 of The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments

Two plays continue the development process by adding directors, rehearsal and a little time.   Guests are requested to partake in  a short moderated talk back based on questions provided prior to reading.

Admission/Snacks are Free!    Wine $5    Raffle Prizes TBA

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The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

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 The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

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The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

View Event →
The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

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Conversations Between Artists #28
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #28

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED 

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Seating Extremely Limited Only 20 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

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The PG Evolution: Required Reading #10
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

The PG Evolution: Required Reading #10

Read these plays in the comfort of your home.  
On February 9th you meet with the playwrights to discuss in small groups.

 If you are participating you are required fill out  
The PG Evolution Play Analysis Questionaire © 
for each play and bring with you

Plays will be sent on September 16th.

ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

PLAYS/PLAYWRIGHTS:

Only 20 Spots Available

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The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

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 Drop and Give Me 10 9
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Drop and Give Me 10 9

A PG Experience "FUN"draiser

DROP AND GIVE ME 10

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Time to exercise your creative muscles. 

1. Playwrights will be assigned PlayGround Experiment Actors and writing prompts.

2.   Playwrights have one week to  write the first 10 minutes of their newest play with those actors in mind. 

3. Actors read this new work created for them as we celebrate the birth of this new work over food and wine.

5 Criteria TBA:

Snacks/Beverages/Wine will be a plenty.

$10 Fundraising Contribution.

Onlookers encouraged to attend.

 

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The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

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Conversations Between Artists #29
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #29

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED 

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Seating Extremely Limited Only 20 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

View Event →
The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

View Event →
The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

View Event →
Conversations Between Artists #30
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #30

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED 

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Seating Extremely Limited Only 20 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

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Annual Holiday Pot Luck and Monologue Grab Bag
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Holiday Pot Luck and Monologue Grab Bag

Come Celebrate the holidays with all of your favorite PlayGrounders! RSVP required!

  • Original Monologues will be written and a grab bagged for all who want to participate

  • Readings will happen throughout the party

Pot Luck! Please Bring a Dish/Drink that means holidays to you! If we get doubles we may ask you to make adjustments.

Anyone and everyone can write, BUT you must follow the rules below:

  1. Fill out above form by 12/3

  2. Write a 1 Minute Holiday Themed Monologue with the words "Play",  "Ground" and "Experiment" somewhere in the monologue 

  3. Have fun with it!

  4. Post completed monologue posted in form below  by 12/12

Monologe Submission Form

Due Date NO Later than December 12th

Please Time your monologue prior to hitting send. 1 Minute Maximum!

RAFFLE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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Drop and Give Me 10 8: Schools Out
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

Drop and Give Me 10 8: Schools Out

A PG Experience "FUN"draiser

DROP AND GIVE ME 10

Artist Pairings:

(Playwrights in Bold)

Adam Parrish- Jay Lineberry. Kirsten Hopkins

Daniella Thome-Emily Cordes, Marina Barry

David Ceci- Danielle Clare, Jordan Auslander

Erin Moughon-Belinda Harolds, Marie Elena O’Brien, Shoya Dixon

Eric Mead-Jacqui Shiel, Jasmine Spiess

Mickey Johnson-Cheryl Baer, Kari Seward

Peyton Edwards-Monica Rey, Naomi Barbee

Steve Monosson-Catherine Overfelt, David Davila

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Time to exercise your creative muscles. 

1. Playwrights will be assigned PlayGround Experiment Actors and writing prompts.

2.   Playwrights have one week to  write the first 10 minutes of their newest play with those actors in mind. 

3. Actors read this new work created for them as we celebrate the birth of this new work over food and wine.

Snacks/Beverages/Wine will be a plenty.

$10 Fundraising Contribution.

Onlookers encouraged to attend.

Name *
Name
If you select EITHER you will be placed where we best feel you are needed.

 

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The PG Evolution: Volume 96
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 96

Featured Playwrights: AJ Clauss, David Davila, Kit Goldstein-Grant, Noemi de la Puente, Prudence Holmes Wright, Sara Turner

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.
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The PG Evolution: Required Reading #9
Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

The PG Evolution: Required Reading #9


PLAYS/PLAYWRIGHTS:

Angels Watching from Afar by Christopher Buchanan

Birds of Prey Regards from the Upper West Side by Mario Soto

Laundry by Maura Kelley

Read these plays in the comfort of your home.  
On June 8th you meet with the playwrights to discuss in small groups.

 If you are participating you are required fill out  
The PG Evolution Play Analysis Questionaire © 
for each play and bring with you

Only 12 spots available!

Name *
Name
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Conversations Between Artists #25
Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #25

 

“Intersectional Thespianism”

Beyond the Binary in Casting and Writing

Moderated by: Mickey Johnson

Talking Points

  •  So when I say transgender tell me what your understanding of that is. 

  • What about when I say non-binary? Where do you typically encounter these words/ definitions?

  • When I say trans characters who comes to mind? Are these realistic representations? 

  • What are some of the casting/writing stereotypes for trans/non-binary characters? Which of these should be outlawed?

  • How do we stay away from these stereotypes?

  • What are the warning signs in a character breakdown that would let you know this character is a stereotype? 

  • What realistic challenges do you believe trans/non-binary actors face each day that diminish their power in an audition room, rehearsal, performance, survival jobs? What tools can we use to combat this? 

  • What are examples of trans/non-binary characters that resonate with you? What about the role makes them stand out as fully developed? 

  • What are examples of trans/non-binary characters that do not resonate with you? What are the reasons why these characters fell flat? 

  • What trans characters do you wish were more represented?

  • How do you write a character who’s experience is so outside of your own? 

  •  What helps you understand the needs/desires of your characters? What would help translate that to a trans/non-binary character? 

  • What are some things we can do every day to build up our understanding trans/non-binary folks. Where do we start as playwrights, directors, and actors to exemplify allyship? 

Name *
Name

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Seating Extremely Limited Only 15 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

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The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 6:15-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

Name *
Name
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The PG Evolution: Volume 95
May
27
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 95

Featured Playwrights: A. Jacks, David Michael Kirby, Mandy Murphy, Mario Soto, Natalie Neckyfarow, Peter Macklin

Featured Actors: TBD

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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The PG Evolution Shop Works
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

The PG Evolution Shop Works

Join us for our very first SHOP WORKS!

Plays continue the development process by adding light design elements. Invited Audience are requested to partake in a short moderated talkback based on questions provided prior to reading.


Shop Works is Presented by:

A home for emerging artists    Thetanknyc.org

A home for emerging artists

Thetanknyc.org

Cell Memory Theory

by Mike Lesser

Ann is a cancer survivor. Will the transplanted cells that saved her ultimately destroy her second chance at life? A scientific and psychological journey through the magical reality of one woman's death and one's rebirth. 

directed by Rhonda Dodd

lighting design by Joe Cabrera

Featuring:

Carla Briscoe, Kyle Minshew, Monica Rounds, Sue Berch

Admission is Free!

Name *
Name
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The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

  • David Rubistein Atrium @ Lincoln Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

Name *
Name
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The PG Evolution: Volume 94
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 94

Featured Playwrights: Blair Ingenthron, Jim Cairl, Marie Elena O’Brien, Marina Barry, Pete Casanave, Ryan Ramirez

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Conversations Between Artists #24
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #24

From Recess to Rehearsal:

Keeping a Sense of Play in your Work

Talking Points to be Conversed:

  • What is your favorite, most exciting and/or the most fun part about being an actor/playwright?

  • How do you de-stress when you start feeling burn-out?

  • How do you find fun in drama/tragedy/pain?

  • What helps you get through writing and/or acting in serious soul-wrenching plays?

  • How do you protect yourself while being vulnerable as a writer/actor?

  • How do you find fun in comedy/musical/farce?  

  • What helps you get through rehearsal periods without audience members to laugh at the jokes?

  • How do you know if what you’ve written is funny?  

  • How do you find fun when working alone— memorizing lines, writing, editing, brainstorming?

  • How do you find fun in survival jobs?  What tips get you through the day?  

  • How do you find fun when working on a project you don’t like?  A character you don’t resonate with? A director that doesn’t communicate on the same wave length?  A producer or cast that doesn’t gel with your writing?

  • What is one easy thing you can do every day to help you stay positive, have fun, and live your best life?   

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Name *
Name

Seating Extremely Limited Only 15 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

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The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments #4
May
4
11:30 AM11:30

The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments #4

Step 4 of The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments

Two plays continue the development process by adding directors, rehearsal and a little time.   Guests are requested to partake in  a short moderated talk back based on questions provided prior to reading.


STAGE EXPERIMENTS #4 ARE PRESENTED BY:

A Home for Emerging Artists.

A Home for Emerging Artists.


11:30 am

Incomplete Party by Danielle Winston

directed by Rick Hamilton

Stage Managed by Tim Laschkolnig

Featuring: Charlie Wilson, Diana Cherkas, Imran Sheikh, Preeti Gupta

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl and boy find a hot body. Love, death, and Hellcats collide in this dark romantic comedy set in a magical New York City.


2:30pm

Why Us? by Brad Makarowski

directed by Melisa Annis

Stage Managed by Frances Timberlake

Featuring: Brendan Daugherty, Cait Cortelyou, Jasmine Spiess, Marina Barry, Nick Locilento, Roy Flores

It may not be the first time someone fell in love, but it may be the first time Frank and Izzy fell in love. And god only knows if the things that pop into their lives are a miracle, dumb luck or something they may forget.

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Name
Play Attending *
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The PG Education Money & The Artist
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

The PG Education Money & The Artist

Budgeting , Estate Planning, Taxes Oh, My!

Up your financial understanding, don't leave your money in the hands of your accountant. Learn for yourself with us. Bring your questions, thoughts and concerns.

RSVP required as space is limited.

Name *
Name

$30 to cover costs

Led by Sandra Karas

Led by Sandra Karas

Sandra Karas is an attorney, tax accountant and estate/retirement planner with background in the arts, theatre, music and education. she serves on the governing boards of 2 performing arts unions:  Actors’ Equity Association as its Secretary-Treasurer and SAG-AFTRA as a New York Local Board Member.  She is Director of VITA, an all-volunteer, pro bono tax assistance program. 

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* New Program The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

* New Program The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

Name *
Name

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

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 The PG Evolution: Volume 93
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 93

Featured Playwrights: , Evan Edwards, Jeffrey Vause, Jonathan Calindas, Mickey Johnson, Nilsa Reyna/Bryn Packard, Sydney Burtner

Featured Actors: TBD

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

View Event →
* New Program The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

* New Program The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

Name *
Name
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The PG Evolution: Volume 92
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 92

Featured Playwrights: Adam Parrish, Daniela Thome, Erin Moughon, Jona Tarlin, Olivia Reevell, Thomas Dieter

Featured Actors: TBD

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Conversations Between Artists #23
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #23

“Nevertheless She Persisted”

Women in Theatre

TALKING POINTS:

  • In choosing life as an artist, what are the standards that women encounter that differ from their male counterparts? 

  • What are the female stereotypes that should be outlawed?

  • How do we stay away from these stereotypes?

  • What are warning signs in a Character Breakdown that the character is a stereotype?  

  • What are the actual day-to-day challenges that diminish a women’s power, from audition rooms, rehearsals, performances, and even survival jobs? What are the tools you use to combat them? How can men in the industry be stronger allies?

  • The Bechdel Test:  What is it? Is it still relevant? What are some examples that pass the test?  What are some that don’t pass, but still have a strong feminine storyline? 

  • What are examples of female characters/roles that resonate with you?  What about the role makes them stand out as being fully developed?  

  • What are examples of female characters/roles that do not resonate with you?  What are the reasons why these characters/roles fell flat?  

  • What are you looking for in roles you want to play/write that tend to be missing?  What femme characters do you wish were more represented?

  • How do all artists continue to create work that celebrates multi-dimensional female characters and storylines?

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

Seating Extremely Limited Only 15 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

Name *
Name
View Event →
 * New Program The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

* New Program The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

Name *
Name
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4th Anniversary The PG Evolution: Volume 91
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

4th Anniversary The PG Evolution: Volume 91

Come Celebrate our 4th Anniversary Volume!

Featured Playwrights: Andy Halliday, Gabrielle Wagner, Mike Lesser, Natalie Neckyfarow, Noemi de la Puente, Perryn Pomatto

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.


Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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The PG Evolution: First Reads Festival #8
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

The PG Evolution: First Reads Festival #8

Come help support these works in process. Each table read will be accompanied by a questionnaire for you the attendees to fill out to help our playwrights better understand their work.

Light snacks will be provided.

Suggested donations $10

2pm Stardust or The End of Pete

by Leif Meneke

Pete survived AIDS. Will he survive 2019? Does he want to?

featuring: Akyiaa Wilson, Ari Rossen, Ariel Estrada, Catherine Overfelt, Hakim Rashad McMillan, Kyle Minshew, Yz Jasa

4pm The Legend of Suicide Jack

by Noemi de la Puente

Whore houses, prairie schools and tumble weeds...long before the days of student loans, robbin' trains was a darned good option. After all, what's a poor, plain girl to do?

featuring: AJ Clauss, Alex Castro, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Doug Rossi, Monica Rey, Prudence Holmes, Veronica Dang

7pm Mrs. Christie

by Heidi Armbruster

Lucy is on the lamest bucket list adventure ever when she stumbles upon a clue that just might solve the mystery of Agatha Christie’s 1926 Disappearance. Sometimes you need to disappear in order to find yourself.

featuring: Brad Makarowski, David Michael Kirby, Emily Daly, Katherine Puma, Natalie Neckyfarow, Paul Pakler, Priyanka Krishnan, Rhonda Dodd

Name *
Name
Attendance *
Feel free to attend 1, 2 or all three.
How many seat shall we hold for you?


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* New Program The PGE Play Date (Day edition)
Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

* New Program The PGE Play Date (Day edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your day.

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 10:00-10:15am (Look for our new Play Date Day Coordinator- Evan Edwards

Writing Window- 10:15-11:45am

Regroup/Gather-12:00pm

To get an idea of how many may attend please show us your interest.

Name *
Name
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The PG Evolution: Volume 90
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 90

Featured Playwrights: Blair Ingenthron, Christopher Buchanan, Denise Ivanoff, , Pete Casanave, Peter Macklin, Prudence Holmes Wright

Featured Actors: TBD

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Conversations Between Artists #22
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations Between Artists #22

Amateur to Professional:

Traits, Tips, and Tricks on Upping Your Game!

This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.


Topics to be Conversed:

  • What defines being a professional to you?

  • What are the traits you find make a successful  professional vs. amatuer?

  • What are the specific tangible factors that distinguish the work of actor/playwrights to the level of professional?

  • What give an actor or play that X-factor ?

  • What are bad habits/traits that present as amateur?

  • What are some ways you self sabotage your pursuit to be a pro?

  • What daily things do you do to pursue professional opportunities in your field?

  • What are some bench mark you use to gauge whether to pursue certain opportunities vs. others?  

  • What tips/trick do you use to stay on task in your career pursuits?

  • What is something you can do tomorrow to get you closer to being your definition of a successful professional?

Seating Extremely Limited Only 20 Spots

RSVP REQUIRED

Name *
Name


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The PG Education: The Art and Science of Auditioning
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

The PG Education: The Art and Science of Auditioning

Laura will work on sides with a few participants, answer questions and help get a better sense of the casting process. 

Sides will be determined based on those who sign up. Information will be Two weeks prior to event.   Plenty of time for Q & A. 

Bring a Headshot!

$30 to cover costs

PLEASE RSVP BELOW

Name *
Name
Led by LAURA STANCZYK, C.S.A.

Led by LAURA STANCZYK, C.S.A.

Laura Stanczyk is a Producer and an award winning Casting Director.
On Broadway, Off-Broadway & Nationally, she has cast SIDE SHOW, AFTER
MIDNIGHT, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, FOLLIES, LOMBARDI,
RAGTIME, IMPRESSIONISM, THE SEAFARER, RADIO GOLF, CORAM
BOY, TRANSLATIONS, DAMN YANKEES, DIRTY DANCING, CAREFREE,
POISON (Origin), THE GLORIOUS ONES (Lincoln Center Theatre), THE
CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Atlantic & International Tour), THE BROTHER
SISTER PLAYS (The Public), TRYST, FLIGHT, URINETOWN, WONDERFUL
TOWN and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (with Kathleen Turner and
Bill Iriwn – also West End). Other theatre includes: BROADWAY CENTER
STAGE (The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), GHOST BROTHERS OF
DARKLAND COUNTY (John Mellencamp/Stephen King and T. Bone Burnett),
ARE YOU THERE MCPHEE (John Guare), COTTON CLUB PARADE
(Encores! with Jazz at Lincoln Center), HARPS AND ANGELS (Taper,) ME
MYSELF & I, FETCH CLAY MAKE MAN, GRUESOME PLAYGROUND
INJURIES (World Premier, Alley Theatre), THE GUARDSMAN (adapted by
Richard Nelson) (Kennedy Center), MASTER CLASS, THE LISBON
TRAVIATA , RAGTIME & BROADWAY THREE GENERATIONS (Kennedy
Center), GOLDEN AGE (Philadelphia Theatre Company), DON’T DRESS FOR
DINNER (Royal George, Chicago), THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Gaiety
Theatre, Dublin / West End), GATE/BECKETT (Lincoln Center Festival), LONG
DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Druid Theatre Company, Galway and Dublin
Theatre Festival), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Rough Magic,
Dublin). She regularly casts for Hartford Stage Company, Chicago Shakespeare
Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington D.C., The Alley Theatre, The

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 * New Program The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

* New Program The PGE Play Date (Evening edition)

Writing doesn’t always have to be a solitary adventure.

What is The PGE Play Date?

An hour and a half timed writing period, bookended with time to grab a snack or say hello to your fellow PGE community joining you. Meeting locations will change monthly to help spark creativity, get you out of your funk, and hopefully introduce you to cool places in NYC. Feel free to continue writing after Play Date is over or just move on with your evening.

Name *
Name

TIMING:

Arrive/Gather 6:00-6:15pm

Writing Window- 1615-7:45pm

Regroup/Gather- 8:00pm

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The PG Evolution: Volume 89
Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

The PG Evolution: Volume 89

Featured Playwrights: AJ Clauss, Brad Makarowski, David Michael Kirby, Ilene Fischer, Marina Barry, Mickey Johnson

Featured Actors: TBD

Name *
Name
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Drop and Give Me 10 VII- All things February
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Drop and Give Me 10 VII- All things February

A PG Experience "FUN"draiser

DROP AND GIVE ME 10

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Time to exercise your creative muscles. 

1. Playwrights will be assigned PlayGround Experiment Actors and writing prompts.

2.   Playwrights have one week to  write the first 10 minutes of their newest play with those actors in mind. 

3. Actors read this new work created for them as we celebrate the birth of this new work over food and wine.

January 28-February 3rd- Sign Up

February 5th- Pairings Announced

February 15- Scripts completed and Sent to Actors

Name *
Name
If you select Actor we may reach out to you to read Stage Directions for one of the plays. .


5 Prompts that must be Included:   

1. Quote from a Famous Black American.

2. Something "Repeats" (Ground Hog Day) Or whatever that means to you.

3. The Words "Super" AND "Bowl" must be used.

4. Something "Valentiney" (Red, Hearts, Cupids) Or whatever that means to you.

5. Must "Feature" a past U.S. President.

Snacks/Beverages/Wine will be a plenty.

$10 Fundraising Contribution.

Onlookers encouraged to attend.

CHECK OUT THE ARTIST TEAMS:

(Playwrights in Bold)

 Adam Parrish Maria Rojas Monica Rey

Blair Ingenthron Courtney Megaro Danielle Clare

David Pleva George Copeland Nick Locilento

Erin Moughon Catlin Mileon Marina Barry

Maura Kelley Catherine Overfelt Denise Ivanoff
Gabrielle Wagner Kendra Augustin Natalie Neckyfarow

Laurel Lockhart Christine Smith Helene Galek

Rhonda Dodd Avigail Bryger Marie Elena O’Brien

Veronika Gribanova Emily Cordes Melissa Roth

Yani Perez Berenice Odriozola Maya Rosewood

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