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 CT
Where we meet: Virtually via Zoom
Please contact Membership Programs Manager, Alayna Jacqueline Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 332-7481 x1110 with any questions about this program.
We are so excited to see so much interest in our Member Open Play sessions! It has become such a popular program, that we want to make sure that these sessions continue to be beneficial to all. Currently, we are taking a brief pause in scheduling to take the time to review and reevaluate the format of Member Open Play. We want to create more opportunities for PWC members to take leadership roles within this program, and would love to have further conversations with you about some ideas we have, during our Open Office Hours with the Membership Team held every first Wednesday of the month. In these Open Office Hours, you can give feedback, share suggestions, and talk about your personal experience in the sessions and what has been beneficial to you. We'd love to include your voice as we work to strengthen and grow these programs. If you'd like further information about our Open Office Hours please look at the listing below. Thanks so much for growing with us.