Member Open Play
Member Open Play

Member Open Play is a community-building opportunity for Playwrights’ Center members at all experience levels to support each other through script sharing and feedback. The Center does not hire actors, directors, or dramaturgs for these informal feedback gatherings. Instead, it is a time for writers—and other theatre artists interested in playwriting—to come together to read, share, and discuss each other’s newest script pages. Each session is dedicated to one PWC member to have their full-length, one-act, or short play read. Members must have consistent attendance and participation at Member Open Play and Playwrights' Center programming for their script to be considered for the season (See eligibility requirements below).

Attendance is open to anyone, but only members may have their plays read. Additionally, all participants must review and agree to comply with our Membership Programs Participation Agreements.

When we meet: Once a month on Mondays 7-9 pm CST 

Where we meet: Virtually via Zoom

Please contact Membership Programs Associate, Alayna Jacqueline Barnes, alaynab@pwcenter.org or (612) 332-7481 x1110 with any questions about this program.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Option #1

  • You attended at least 5 Member Open Plays last season (July 2020 - June 2021)

Option #2

  • Attend at least three Member Open Play sessions this season (July 2021 - June 2022)
  • Attend at least two seminars -OR- one multi-week workshop -OR- one masterclass this season (July 2021 - June 2022)
  • Attend at least one public reading event this season (July 2021 - June 2022)

                                                                       MEMBER OPEN PLAY APPLICATION

List of Member Open Play Dates

Sign up for Member Open Play sessions below!

  • Monday, September 20th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, October 18th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, November 8th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, December 6th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, January 10th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, February 14th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, March 14th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, April 11th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, May 16th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
  • Monday, June 13th @ 7:00PM (CST) - 9:00PM (CST)
The Playwrights' Center exterior, with a flowering tree
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Venue:
Online or by phone (NO LOCAL PARTICIPATION AT THIS TIME)
Cost:
Free
The Playwrights' Center exterior, with a flowering tree
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Cost:
Free
The Playwrights' Center exterior, with a flowering tree
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Cost:
Free