Zoom Plays

Posted by MB - April 8, 2020

On March 14th, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to take hold of all of our best laid artistic plans, we realized the moment asked us to be nimble.  So we put out a national call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays written to be performed on the Zoom platform.

Within weeks, over a hundred submissions had arrived from all around the world.  Some were plays previously written that the playwright thought would work well for this platform.  Many others are written by playwrights who are answering the call and writing a new play for this prompt.  The submissions continue to this day.  Click Here to submit yours.

Playwrights were encouraged to make context central to the prompt; there must to be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call. Teenagers talking late at night.  A couple separated by borders.  Classmates trying to Zoom for a class project.  Lovers making plans to elope.

These new works are now organized, and through this website are now available for anyone, nationally or internationally, who seeks to use this for educational reasons: teachers, theatre companies, colleges, high schools, coaches, community organizations, academic institutions, etc.  Please note:  each of these playwrights have granted the rights for educational purposes only.   If you want to do something more with the play, you must contact the playwright for appropriate permission.

We have categorized them by the following criteria to help you find one that you like:

  1. 2 person plays
  2. Under 15 minutes in running time
  3. Over 15 minutes in running time
  4. Monologues

We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let’s make some new work for this new world.

Click here to view the plays.

Spread the word, and help make this collection of plays available for all.

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Call for Zoom Plays

Posted by MB - March 16, 2020

Call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays written to be performed on the Zoom platform.

Now accepting plays, scenes, and monologues that are written with the context of the scene being a Zoom (or Skype) call. Plays can be two character, or more. Context is key — there must to be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, lovers making plans to elope, etc.

Submit here: https://forms.gle/gh9oLZXpty3MxrBM7

This effort is sponsored by Project Y Theatre Company, NYC. All submitted plays will be considered for professional production with Project Y in NYC. In addition, the Project Y Co-Artistic directors are theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College, respectively, and are in search of material to use with their classes.

These new works will also be gathered, organized, and through Google Drive made available for anyone, nationally or internationally, who seeks to use this for educational reasons: teachers, theatre companies, coaches, community organizations, academic institutions, etc. Given the national demand for material like this for use in educational settings, having younger characters might be beneficial, but certainly not required. A diverse range of characters is preferred. You may submit as many times as you like, but please make each a new submission.

All submissions will be eligible for professional production with Project Y Theatre Company NYC.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let’s make some new work for this new world.

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Women in Theatre Festival 2019 Announcement

Posted by MB - November 12, 2018

We are pleased to announce that this year’s 4th Annual Women in Theatre Festival will take place June 2019 at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (53rd Street and 10th Avenue, NYC) in the Gural Theatre.  Project Y was lucky enough to be part of the inaugural season of the A.R.T./New York Theatres for our 2nd WIT Festival back in 2017 and are thrilled to return this summer with an incredible lineup of new works by women.

 

The lineup includes:

The Three Musketeers 1941, a new, female-focused adaptation by playwright, Megan Monaghan Rivas (South Coast Rep Theatre, Pacific Playwrights Festival), co-directed by Michole Biancosino & Andrew W. Smith (Project Y’s co-founding Artistic Directors)

Sleeping Beauty, a commissioned adaptation by playwright, Amina Henry (author of last year’s hit, Cindy and the critically acclaimed Hunter John and Jane at JACK).

The Hrostwitha Project: commissions of the play Calimachus, originally written by the first female playwright during the 10th century. Now adapted by modern women writers including Kelley Nicole Girod (The Fire This Time Festival), Laura Pittenger (Sheen Center), Eliza Bent (Abrons Arts Center, JACK), and Suzanne Bradbeer (TheatreWorks).

The Violet Sisters, a reading of the play by Gina Femia (Winner Leah Ryan Prize, Doric Wilson Playwright Award).

Whip it Up Wendy! a production of the one woman show by Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova).

Argument Sessions, a cabaret production of the verbatim theatre piece by Ilana Becker (Ars Nova).

 

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

If you want to donate to this year’s festival, please DONATE using this page and links.  Every donation is tax deductible and goes directly towards supporting these new works.

 

With your help, WOMEN IN THEATRE arrives June 2019! #witfestival2019 #witfestival

 

 

 

 

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Trump Lear is Project Y’s “underground hit”

Posted by MB - May 8, 2018

Click Here for TRUMP LEAR website Get your tickets for ongoing shows here and across the pond: It’s been one year of a continuous run this July!  Open run at Under St. Marks  TICKETS HERE Coming July to the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters (Tickets coming soon) August Run at Pleasance Theatre as… 

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Women in Theatre Festival 3

Posted by MB - January 30, 2018

  Go to the Women in Theatre Festival Homepage Here. Project Y Theatre is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre (WiT) Festival.  We will be presenting three premiere productions in June 2018 at IRT Theatre including: Truth/Dare by Tori Keenan-Zelt directed by Andrew W. Smith At 13, Ursa, Hannah, Linney, and Maeve… 

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