Open Submissions: Under Construction IV
The Road is proud to begin its fourth year of Under Construction, a playwright’s group that develops socially and politically relevant voices and thoughts to the American stage. Under Construction will be meeting both virtually and in person in 2023 and is open to playwrights on a national level. We will be selecting 10 playwrights to join the virtual 2023 cohort and 10 playwrights to join us live.
Beginning in March, this group will meet twice a month on Thursday evenings (LIVE). And on Zoom for the virtual cohort (Day/Time TBD). Each playwright must enter this group with the beginnings of a new play, and we will work collaboratively for a 10-month gestation process on the development of each piece. This program is modeled for playwrights who would benefit from a structured space to receive feedback from peers, all in the supportive environment of The Road Theatre Company.
The goal of Under Construction is simple: to leave with a deeper knowledge of playwriting through collaborating and sharing with one’s peers, and for each participant to create a new piece of theatre that is workshop ready; a curated play! Playwrights are given live readings of their plays in our state-of-the-art theatre on Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. Initial drafts will be read by fellow playwrights, but participants in this program will also have access to The Road’s talented ensemble of theatre artists for private readings, as well as support from the Artistic Team at The Road. We are also pleased to announce that “The Play You Want” by Bernardo Cubria, developed in Under Construction 1 was our first production of 2022!
Please let us know if you would like to apply for Under Construction at The Road, by giving us a 25-page sample of your work and a pitch for the next play you’d like to work on. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
The deadline is January 31, 2023.