The 29th Street Playwrights Collective develops the voices of emerging, mature playwrights through weekly craft discussions, writing sessions, and the critique and support of the work via readings with actors followed by structured feedback.
Our goal is to foster new work for the stage through workshop readings, and provide opportunities for public readings and workshop performances of members' works.
We commit to gender parity, serving at least 50% women writers and other collaborators.
Our over-arching artistic goals are to develop as playwrights by creating socially-engaged plays that speak to audiences today in ways that cultivate empathy and understanding across diverse peoples, and to bring people together in community, to educate and support people, to enlarge the audience for theatre, to keep theatre alive as a vital art-form that is necessary and valuable.
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The Future is Female Festival
On March 22, The 29th Street Playwrights Collective participated in a national event celebrating International Women's Day with the Future is Female Festival in partnership with Goddard Riverside Community Center, raising funds for low income girls to attend Performing Arts Summer camp. The hugely popular evening represented the work of nine female playwrights, including our own Melissa Bell and Julie Richardson and was organized and produced by Emma Goldman-Sherman, Melissa Bell and Goddard Riverside.
"So pleased to be part of this! Excellent job by @29thStPlaywrights" -
"One of the best festivals I've ever seen or been a part of. Bravo everyone!" - Sharon E. Cooper, Playwright.