Barbecue is the highly anticipated new Robert O’Hara play now in previews downtown at The Public Theater. The show boasts a bevy of distinguished performers and is set to open October 8th. Arts in Color had the privilege of interviewing a Public regular, actress Heather Alicia Simms. Continue reading
Have you heard of this??
Every year the Public Theater hosts a group of emerging playwrights, and in the spring they present free readings of all their shows.
‘EWG, which targets playwrights at the early stages of their career, is part of the Public Writers Initiative, a long-term program that supports and develops works by writers throughout their careers. The program has produced 50-70 readings and workshops per season in recent years.’
More detailed information on the program can be found in this Playbill article.
Clickhere for a list of the playwrights, dates/times of the readings, and a brief synopsis of the shows.
The Public’s blog also features the writers. Check it out here.
I went last year and thought it was a really solid opportunity to stay current with the theater community. I was exposed to a lot of promising material and the work was great. An added benefit?? Many of the playwrights and directors are artists of color. Matthew and I will be attending some of shows and hope to cover them on here in the future!
Tickets for the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series are free, but must be reserved in advance by calling the Public Theater Box Office at 212.967.7555.