• A couple of offerings for budding playwrights of all ages. First, The Welders partner with Young Playwrights Theater for "The Playwrights’ Lab: Introduction to Playwriting' - a virtual playwriting workshop for adults interested in learning and practicing the art of playwriting. Deadline to register is June 9, $300 (tuition assistance avail). Second, Young Playwrights' Theater offers "Young Playwrights in Progress," an opportunity for young and/or early-career DC-area playwrights to engage in a script-development and workshop reading process of original, not-yet-produced, one-act or full-length plays. Two playwrights selected & will receive a small stipend for their participation. Free, apply by June 30. Be no younger than 14 yrs by Sept. 5, and no older than 24 yrs by May 4, 2021.

  • Join Young Playwrights' Theater May 30, 2020 (7pm) for this live-streamed event on YouTube Live and Facebook. "Tell It Forward - The Power of Stories to Shape Our Future" is an evening of inspirational writing from YPT’s young playwrights, words from our supporters and friends, and the premiere of our 25th Anniversary documentary short. This event is free, and all are encouraged to make a donation in support of YPT. Leading up to the big day, we will be raising a goal of $10,000 to support our programs and operations in this unprecedented time. RSVP requested, FREE.

  • The Madloba Physical Theater Conference presented by Synetic Theater (Opening remarks: May 25, Conference: May 26-extended to June 1!) will convene physical theater artists, designers, and administrators in a pay-what-you-will virtual conference in the Spring of 2020. Programming includes artist and designer workshops, panel discussions for artistic leaders, and access to globally-sourced technique-driven classes and information sessions, including interactive workshops with Synetic co-Founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili among other industry leaders. Madloba is Georgian for “Thank You”.

  • Round House Theatre presents "Homebound", new 10-episode web series (April 27-June 29), with new episodes added & archived each Monday. The theatre's gathered DC-area playwrights, actors, and designers, pairing artists with 10 playwrights, each of whom will pick up on the prompts offered in the previous writer’s episode, writing a story that the actors can film themselves at home. Directed by Round House Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Associate Artistic Director Nicole A. Watson.

  • Olney Theatre Center offers "Streaming Saturdays: Artists Envision the Future" starting May 9 and running til June 20 (5pm). This new series of live, online discussions will feature the perspectives of a wide range of theatre makers locally and across the country on alternate Saturdays; Washington Post Chief Theatre Critic Peter Marks will host a live-streamed discussion with artists in different parts of the industry, and Olney Artistic Director Jason Loewith will talk with Olney-affiliated artists with productions slated for the 20-21 Season. See website for panelists/dates. FREE.

  • May 24 at 2pm, Adventure Theatre MTC offers a free sneak peek of its 2021-2022 world premiere musical, Fantastagirl and The Math Monster, written by Tori Boutin and Madeline Belknap and directed by Jennifer Knight, on Facebook Live. All readings are also recorded for viewing on their Facebook page.

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