Pipeline PlayLab Call for Submissions

Pipeline is establishing our FIRST EVER PlayLab! Through a year-long series of monthly meetings, this lab will serve as a workshop for playwrights to build new plays with constructive feedback from other playwrights, directors, and the artistic staff of Pipeline Theatre Company, culminating in staged-readings of the developed plays.

At Pipeline we believe that an unbridled imagination is a force of magic with the power to provoke a more courageous and compassionate world, and we want to find playwrights who will help contribute to this vision. The PlayLab will consist of seven playwrights; four will be selected to develop brand new plays, and three with more complete scripts will be selected to receive full workshops of their plays.

How will it work?

Once a month (September – June) the seven playwrights in the lab will meet to discuss your current projects, read one another’s pages, drafts, and outlines, and provide feedback on developing work. You will work with Pipeline’s artistic staff to hone your vision for the stage, and be paired with a director to assist in bringing your words to life as a staged reading.

What am I committing to?

Monthly meetings with the PlayLab at which you will be asked to present pages of your work for the group to read and discuss. Attendance at all PlayLab meetings, as well as all PlayLab presentations (7 staged readings throughout the year). Attendance at all Pipeline mainstages. Diving deep into the world of your play to create something neat.

How do I submit?

Submissions are due by: 11:59PM, August 30th, 2013.
Notifications will be sent out by: September 6th, 2013.

Please e-mail artistic@pipelinetheatre.org with the Subject Line: “Playgroup Submission – YOUR NAME”

In your e-mail please include (as attachments):

1.  A complete, full-length play, to be used as a writing sample
2.  A one-page artistic statement. What are you interested in exploring through your next play? What idea is really churning around your brain? Or what’s the story of the thing you’re currently working on and want to keep going with? Just tell us what you want this year to be about for you, and how you think that fits with our mission statement (see below). If you already have a director in mind you’d like to develop this with, let us know that too!
3.  Your resume
4.  Your contact info so we can contact you (duh)

Our mission statement:
Pipeline makes theater of the imagination. Our company thrives on adventure and believes no story is worth telling without a little risk. We love our villains as much as our heroes, especially in those puzzling moments when we can’t quite tell them apart. Above all, we aim to leave you with stories that stick somewhere in your heart, your brain, or your guts.

Please note, we are only looking for playwrights whose work will fit within our mission statement, as, you know, that’s our mission.

If you have any burning questions, or concerns, feel free to contact Colby (our Artistic Development Manager) at: artistic@pipelinetheatre.org. We look forward to your submissions!