Taking The Next Step With Your Script…
In an ever growing competitive theatrical world, the first twenty pages submitted by a playwright are critical to whether the play will be passed on, or given further attention. In response to the growing importance of submission samples for playwrights, the PDC Playwrights’ Happy Hour has created a brand new program for Philadelphia Playwrights to improve their submission samples, so that they can send with confidence out into the world.
Once a year, for one week, four playwrights will meet with Playwrights’ Happy Hour Moderators, PDC Dramaturgs, Directors, and Actors to provide them an outlet to experiment and improve these crucial pages. The week long event culminates in a public showcase of the revised scripts at Plays & Players Theater.
The Playwrights Happy Hour Showcase will include a diverse team for both development and Playwrights.
The Premiere Year, in 2016, included aid from Playwrights’ Happy Hour Moderators: PDC President Leah Lawler, IRC Literary Manager Greg Nanni, and Underbite Theatre Company’s Co-Artistic Director Shelli Pentimall Booker. In addition, the PDC Literary Team of Carl Roa, Rita Sirianni, and Mark Rud will be assisting, and Directors Steve Gaissert and Carly Bodnar are slated to direct the readings. Specific casting will be announced at a later date.
The four plays and playwrights selected for the 2016 inaugural Showcase were:
Loved Ones By Robin Rodriguez
Real Images By Keenya Jackson
God-struck By Joe Byers
The PlayMakers By Julie Zaffarano
The Playwrights’ Happy Hour is committed to providing an open access workshop to Philadelphia’s playwrights, and will look to expand the program for the future.
TO APPLY FOR THE PLAYWRIGHTS’ HAPPY HOUR SHOWCASE:
Applications are currently closed. Please check back in 2017 for updates on when the applications season for the Playwrights Happy Hour Showcase will open again. For reference, our applications require 3 materials: a BLIND pdf attachment of your 20 page selection, your full length play the selection is from with identifying information, and your resume.
In addition, you will need to have:
1. Attended and worked on the piece in the Playwrights’ Happy Hour in the past
2. Are a current PDC Member