We return this June for our seventeenth season with three new plays and a graduate course in play development. The upcoming season will be announced in January 2014. Public readings are performed each weekend with a discussion following each Sunday matinee. Our work honors the history of the Provincetown Playhouse where the early plays of Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, and Edna St. Vincent Millay were first presented. However, this series changes focus by devoting its efforts to development of new works for children, youth and family audiences.
Youth Dramaturgy Associates Needed
NYU Steinhardt’s New Plays for Young Audiences is looking for Dramaturgy Associates between the ages of 6-21 for its 2014 summer series, New Plays for Young Audiences, held in the historic Provincetown Playhouse in the heart of Greenwich Village. The 2014 series runs June 1st – 22nd.
Dramaturgy Associates provide a vital service to the playwrights by offering their observations, comments, and questions about the script. The playwright is able to use that feedback in shaping how the play develops. This is an unpaid position, although we may be able to help out with travel costs.
During each week of the three week series, dramaturgy associates observe at least one evening rehearsal and attend one weekend reading as well as have one half-hour meeting with the playwright and send a follow-up email after the series ends. Dramaturgy associates can participate in one week, two weeks, or the full three week series, depending on their preference (as well as the appropriateness of the scripts for the associate’s age level). The time commitment for each week’s participation is 7 hours. Please note that associates who are under the age of sixteen will need to be accompanied and supervised by an adult (parent, caregiver, teacher). Responsibilities for younger associates will also be adjusted accordingly.
The first week of the 2014 series runs June 1st-8th. The second week runs from June 8th-15th. And the third week runs from June 15th – 22nd. Rehearsals are Sundays through Fridays from 6-10 p.m. The readings are each Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. as well as on Sundays at 3pm, followed by a talkback discussion on Sundays. Admission is free for all children and students as well as those with an NYU ID. Adults pay $5.
If you know of youth between the ages of 6-21 who would be interested in participating as a Dramaturgy Associate, they can contact us at email@example.com.
For seventeen seasons, New Plays for Young Audiences has developed new scripts for young people’s audiences. More information about the series is on our Facebook page as well as our website.
Auditions for New Plays for Young Audiences will be held in April with the exact dates announced in early March. For the audition, please prepare a one minute monologue and bring a headshot or similar picture. You will need to know your schedule in June (we rehearse 6-10pm Sunday through Friday, readings are on Saturday afternoon and evening, and on Sunday in the afternoon) and any potential conflicts during that time. Sign up will be done online beginning in March.
Call for scripts
New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced scripts for young audiences (ages 4-21) for our 18th season, June 2015.
Please include your name, the name of the play, and where we can contact you. We prefer receiving scripts via email, but will accept them by post. Also include in your submission your goals for the week of development – questions about the script you hope to answer, characters you want to further develop, story areas you want to look closer at, etc.
If you are submitting an adaptation, please include proof that the original author has agreed to you adapting their work.
Please note that we only accept previously unpublished and unproduced scripts. If your script has had a fully produced production, we cannot accept it. If you are uncertain if your script meets this requirement or believe there is cause for an exemption, feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
We welcome scripts of any cast size and length, but are generally limited to 10 actors due to the size of our stage. If your script requires more than 10 actors, please include doubling suggestions with your submission.
To submit your new previously unpublished and unproduced play for young audiences for consideration in our 2015 series, send your script by October 31, 2014, to Artistic Director, David Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Dr. David Montgomery
Program in Educational Theatre
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
New York University
Pless Hall Annex, 82 Washington Square East, Suite 223
New York, NY, 10003