It’s almost time! The 4th Annual Working Theater Directors Salon kicks off on Monday, June 17th. Are you a director? Playwright? Designer? Actor? Make sure to come to the kick-off party to meet all of the artists involved in this year’s Salon and if you’re a director, you can even put your name in a hat and have the chance to direct one of seven short plays written by some of NYC’s most exciting new playwrights!
4th ANNUAL WORKING THEATER DIRECTORS SALON SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Monday, June 17 @ 7.00pm
SALON KICK-OFF PARTY
Beer & wine, awesome raffle prizes, and this is the night we choose the directors to direct the 7 new plays being presented on Sunday, June 23! All you have to do is show up and put your name in a hat and you could be directing a new play by Tuesday morning!
Tuesday, June 18 @ 7.00pm
DIRECTORS Q&A PANEL
Every year we invite some of New York’s busiest directors to take a break from rehearsal and share their experiences with us. This year’s panelists include Tamilla Woodard, Nelson Eusebio III, Ken Rus Schmoll, and Daniella Topol.
Wednesday, June 19 @ 7.00pm
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & PRODUCER PANEL
In addition to the Directors Panel, each year we hold a panel with Artistic Directors from theaters around New York City.
This year’s panelists include Mark Plesent (Producing Artistic Director, Working Theater), Jennifer Cook (Executive Director, The Field), Susan Bernfield (Artistic Director, New Georges), and Ellen Rusconi (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).
Saturday, June 22 @ 7.30pm
PRESENTATION OF DIRECTOR-DRIVEN PROJECTS
One of the most exciting parts of the Salon is our night of director-driven work. We put out a call for submissions and we choose three projects to receive rehearsal space, resources, support, and a public presentation. Featuring work by Katherine Brook, Kareem Fahmy, and Shana Solomon.
Sunday, June 23 @ 7.30pm
7 NEW PLAYS inspired by WAITING FOR LEFTY, directed by YOU!
The culmination of the Salon week is the night of brand new plays by some of the hottest playwrights in New York, and all the directors are chosen out of a hat at the Kick-Off Party! This year’s playwrights are: Keith Josef Adkins, Chad Beckim, Michael Lew, Halley Feiffer, Cándido Tirado, Mfoniso Udofia, and Alladin Ullah. YOU could direct their new plays. Just make sure to come on Monday to the party!