Live on #NEWPLAY TV Fri-Sat, June 15-16: CityWrights Symposium for Playwrights, Miami
City Theatre’s CityWrights is the 2nd annual professional symposium held during its Summer Shorts Festival in June. It is the only dedicated symposium in the region that brings together both national and local playwrights with master playwrights as well as agents, publishers, actors, directors, technology experts, and artistic and business leaders working in the national theater community. CityWrights goes to the heart of a playwright’s craft by offering master classes and workshops, readings and dialogue that concentrate on craft, technique and creative development. Also, panels and forums are held to inform and explore the artistic, professional and technological developments impacting the way playwrights are working today.
The following sessions will be livestreamed on #NEWPLAY TV at newplaytv.info. To participate in online discussion with the panelists and attendees, put the hashtag “#newplay” in your Twitter messages to get seen. Consider hosting a “Watch Party” in your home community using this tool: meetup.com/newplaytv.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Producing & Self-Producing: The Art & Business of Putting up the Show
Roland Tec, Rachel Routh, Christian Parker, Joan Stein, Moderated by Andie Arthur
7am PDT (San Francisco) / 9am CDT (Chicago) / 10am EDT (New York) / 14:00 GMT / 3pm BST (London) / 4pm CEST (Berlin) / 7:30pm IST (Mumbai) / 12am EST Sat, June 16 (Sydney).
Keynote by Polly Carl
Director of the Center of the Theater Commons at Emerson & editor of HowlRound.
9:15am PDT (San Francisco) / 11:15am CDT (Chicago) / 12:15pm EDT (New York) / 16:15GMT / 5:15pm BST (London) / 6:15pm CEST (Berlin) / 9:45pm IST (Mumbai).
Q&A with Christopher Durang moderated by Polly Carl
1:10pm PDT (San Francisco) / 3:10pm CDT (Chicago) / 4:10pm EDT (New York) / 20:10 GMT / 9:10pm BST (London) / 10:10pm CEST (Berlin).
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
The Art of Collaboration in the Making of New Work: A Round Table
Joan Stein, Christian Parker, Leslie Ayvazian, Moderator: Rachel Routh
10:45am PDT (San Francisco) / 12:45pm CDT (Chicago) / 1:45pm EDT (New York) / 17:45 GMT / 6:45pm BST (London) / 7:45pm CEST (Berlin) / 11:15pm IST (Mumbai).
The Playwright as Actor & Director
Christopher Durang & Leslie Ayvazian, Moderator: Christine Dolen (Miami Herald critic)
12pm PDT (San Francisco) / 2pm CDT (Chicago) / 3pm EDT (New York) / 19:00 GMT / 8pm BST (London) / 9pm CEST (Berlin):
Submissions & Commissions: A Roundtable
Christian Parker, Rachel Routh, Joan Stein, South Florida Artistic Directors John Manzelli (City Theatre) & Ricky Martinez (New Theatre), Moderator: Susi Westfall
1pm PDT (San Francisco) / 3pm CDT (Chicago) / 4pm EDT (New York) / 20:00 GMT / 9pm BST (London) / 10pm CEST (Berlin).
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