NEW WORKS SERIES 2023
Begins May 20, 2023
ZOE COMES HOME
By Melissa Bell
Directed by Laurie A. Guzda
Bernie Wohl Theatre at Goddard Riverside
647 Columbus Ave
btw W91st & W92nd Streets
Featuring Jess Beveridge, Thomas Cambridge, Susan Mendoza,* Scott Porter
Ticket info coming soon!
email 29thStPlaywrightsCollective@gmail.com for more info
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
The 29th Street Playwrights Collective knows that generous support is the greatest factor in moving a new play from page to stage.
29PWC provides three levels of support for developing new plays.
1. Weekly craft meetings with readings and feedback of scenes in progress.
2. A "First Look" table reading with professional actors, followed by feedback.
3. The New Works Series: The heart of our program! A public staged reading of the new play.
Our method has proven results!
Plays from our past New Works Series are seen on Theatre Row, in regionals and on campuses nation-wide, as far away as Perth, Australia, and heard on podcasts like TheParsnipShip.com. Scroll down for MORE SUCCESSES!
Please consider a donation of any amount!
Did you know? Not only does our New Work Series support playwrights but also supports directors and working actors, from newly minted to long-time pros.
We hope you can be generous in your support.
We thank you in advance.
Upcoming and Recent Productions or Readings from 29PWC Resident and Emeritus Playwrights
29PWC's method for developing new work has translated into the successful launch of our members full-length and short plays by other theatrical organizations. Many were featured in the New Works Series or developed through our weekly sessions and readings.
ZOE COMES HOME by Melissa Bell
October 7-8, 2022
Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg, NY,
Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance - DVAA
MISSOURI by Paul Hufker will be produced in NYC by The American Vicarious and Nomad Theatrical in Fall 2023.
THE SAVAGE QUEEN by Edgar Chisholm. Theatre Row. June 25, 2022, Broadway Bound Festival Encores.
ADAPT OR DIE by Robin Rice (10 minute) Performed May 19, 2022, Short + Sweet Festival in Roxy Lane Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco, Australia. Director: Christine Ellis. Awards: Best Production, Best Director, Best Actress, Runner up Best Actor.
PECKING ORDER by Robin Rice is a finalist with the American Bard Theatre Company
BIGGER THAN PRETEND by Robin Rice opened June 2, 2022, at Oregon State University Theatre.
LADY CAPULET by Melissa Bell (NWS 2017) Produced by Barefoot Shakespeare: Central Park 2019; Farm Arts Collective 2021, Bernie Wohl Theater 2021, CreateTheater (virtual 2020) and Advice to the Players (Virtual 2020), Turn to Flesh Reading Series 2018. AWARDS: Henley Rose Finalist 2017. Nominated "Best Adaptation & Modernization 2020 & 2021 by New York Shakespeare.
The Power of Blanca, ¡El poder de Blanca! by Michael Wells-Oakes was a finalist at the 2021 “Hear Me Out Monologue Festival in NYC. Rose Rhapsody, In Character, another piece of Blanca’s story, was a heard on WDC’s The Rose Theater Co's podcast.
YOU LABOR by Michael Wells-Oakes (Silver Ear Award 2020) was performed by Stephen Greif at the Lost Soul Monologues in London. Michael hosts the Playwright’s Jam at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs every first Sunday of the month.
ABRAHAM'S DAUGHTERS by Emma Goldman-Sherman (New Works Series 2016) A Henley Rose Finalist (2019) is now a podcast on TheParsnipShip.com - listen HERE
UPCOMING: FUKT (NWS 2018) at the Tank. More info HERE
GAME BOY (10-minute) by Melissa Bell, June 17-19, 2022, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, The Rivoli, South Fallsburg, NY. TANYS Award: Best Actor, Gabriel Pinciotti.
GAME BOY: February 21, 2021, Featured at TRUSPEAK Gala by Theatre Resources Unlimited, starring Tony-Winner Cady Huffman
29PWC NEW WORKS SERIES presented:
GLOBAL EXCURSIONS by Maxine Kern at Bernie Wohl Theatre as part of WHAM Festival, March 31, 2022.
LOVE TRIANGLE: A TRILOGY by Catherine Rogers was presented in Athens, Greece, on July 2 at Willie's Music Cafe
29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.