Labor of love, literature, and late nights
The idea was simple:
5 Emerging Playwrights 4 Rounds 3 Playwrights per round 2 Weekends of performances 1 Survivor.
There were 7 Project Playwrights over a decade. We discovered new talent, renewed passion for the theater from established talent by pushing ourselves and theater. The playwrights were given a writing task at 9 PM one evening and turned in a completed 10 page play by 8:00 AM the next day to a director and cast. That team had 12 hours to go from page to stage and fully realize the play that evening. The audience voted and a usually a panel of judges voted. They had equal influence in deciding the winner but regardless of what happened 12 new plays (at least 2 by each playwright) were fully produced. And the breakfasts were epic as well. Thank you to everyone who participated and maybe we will do it again some day.