PLAYWRIGHT READING WORKSHOP

Led by Kim T. Sharp

You’ve completed writing your play. You want to get it in front of an audience. Our Playwright Reading Workshop is your pathway to a public reading, fully produced by Greenhouse.

Your reading will be open to the public so that you can invite your colleagues and supporters as well as members of the industry interested in your work. This is an invaluable opportunity to get your script in front of audience and taking the next step toward production. No more waiting for someone else do it, you are taking charge and moving your work forward.

Lying to Spielberg was an idea I wanted to explore.  Kim Sharp in a ten week program was the initial impetus for me to make a real commitment to achieve the play I thought was in Lying to Spielberg.  Kim Sharp is a superb dramaturg The opportunity to work with him could not be missed.  I heartily recommend this workshop to any playwright who has an idea, is willing to work hard for ten weeks and collaborate with the Greenhouse Ensemble. It truly doesn’t get any better…..– Bill Nabel, former student 

With enrollment limited to six playwrights, your script will get the attention it deserves. If you have ever participated in a group with twice as many playwrights, you’ll appreciate the focus your work gets. At each workshop you will hear pages of your work read aloud.

The workshop also provides you with several practical tools for revising your work. Each meeting will include an introduction to a writing tool. It is up to you to determine if the tool is right for your script. If not for this script, you’ll have them for use in the future.

You will also have individual script sessions with the Workshop Facilitator to discuss your script in detail. This session is in addition to the workshop meetings at no extra charge.

Through Kim Sharp’s persistent guidance and the array of tools we focused on, I became aware of the balance of structure and freedom in writing a play. Receiving constructive feedback from Kim and other playwrights, in a contained time frame, helped me explore the vision of my story further. – James Meneses, former student

The workshop meets for 10 weeks, beginning Wednesday, September 13 thru November 15, from 6:30pm to 10pm at Theater West 97, 214 West 97th Street, conveniently located near the 96th Street stop for the 1, 2, and 3 trains as well as several MTA bus lines. The reading series is scheduled for the last week in November.

Kim T. Sharp (Workshop Facilitator) served as Abingdon Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager for 16 seasons. He directed eight productions for the company and over 40 readings of new plays. He co-produced twelve 10-minute play festivals, presenting over 200 premiere productions. As Literary Manager he evaluated over 3,500 scripts and coordinated over 350 readings. He facilitated Abingdon’s two playwright groups for over 10 years.

The fee for the workshop, which includes 10 meetings, an individual script consultation and the public reading, is $500. To apply, email your writing resume, a complete synopsis (200 words maximum), and cast breakdown of the completed play you intend to develop through the Reading Workshop to greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com. Please put ‘Reading Workshop Application’ and your name in the subject line.