MONTHLY | SCRIPT WRITING | CREATE | SHARE | DISCUSS | SUPPORT
This group of theatre artists focuses on the support and development of new work for the stage in the Capital Region. In this initial phase we aim to help playwrights with a strong background in theatre to develop new work. The initial sessions are aimed for those who have work they would like to be read for group feedback in order to further the development of the piece. This program will soon expand to include actors and directors and designers, as well as public readings, workshop productions, and collaboration on group pieces and showcases.
The aim is to encourage, stimulate and create a foundation for new plays by local playmakers in a collaborative and supportive setting, while at the same time involving the larger community in the creative process of new plays through readings, talk-backs, and workshops. We hope to create a vibrant community of artist and audience, and make some great theatre!
Applications will be reviewed by the Artistic Director, Andrea Cunliffe, as well as a selected panel of advisers and Sunny da Silva, playwright and Director of Education at The Arts Center. We are specifically looking for playmakers who are innovative and brave in their willingness to explore the world of the stage and take risks. We welcome submissions from Playmakers involved in any facet of the theatre, as the goal is to create a community of those who desire to create and interpret/support new work. If it looks like you would be a good fit, you will be contacted and asked to take part in our monthly sessions, and other events/perfomances as they arise.
Andrea Cunliffe, Artistic Director Andrea has worked professionally in theatre
and broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic since she was 12. Obtained her
BA from Goodman and for 28 years she has lived and worked in London England. As an actor she appeared in over 40 theatre
productions and numerous radio plays. As
director/producer she has directed modern classics, new writing, and devised
theatre pieces, she is a founding member, actor and company manager of John
Calder’s’ Godot Company. She has
produced new writing, film festivals, performance art, special events and
multimedia productions. For 4 years she
Director of 11 Wardour St. Theatre, London focused mainly on new writing. Andrea is a member of the Young Vic
Directors Forum and British Equity.
Since relocating to Upstate
New York she recently directed Beckett’s “Endgame”, John West’s “Jarry”, and
“Tennessee Williams – the short plays” and has immersed herself in the Hudson
Valley independent film industry, with 3 feature and 3 short films.