Horse Trade Theater Group to Revive The Drafts Play Development Group this Summer
This July Horse Trade Theater Group will bring back the acclaimed work of their play development group, The Drafts, staging 8 play readings in 4 weeks! Each Tuesday, the first 25 pages of two new plays will be read for an audience, who will vote for their favorite of the night. The two plays that accumulate the most votes at the end of the Summer run, will have a chance to be read in full and compete against each other in August. The winning script will be produced by Horse Trade as part of their 2015 season. Come see new original works and help give an artist the opportunity to break through!
THE DRAFTS are the resident acting ensemble of Horse Trade Theater Group supporting the work of its artistic community. Committed to new play development, The Drafts monthly reading series has featured over 100 original scripts and inspired several full productions. The Drafts reading series has featured notable emerging playwrights Pia Wilson (The Public's EWG), Michael McGuire, Kelley Girod, Paul David Young, Megan Mostyn-Brown (LAByrinth), Terence Patrick Hughes, Augusto Federico Amador (The Public's EWG), Ziella Bryars, and Micheline Auger. The Drafts have been cast members of Lines, Donnie and the Monsters, punkrock/lovesong, and Song for a Future Generation (The Management), all shows produced or presented by Horse Trade Theater Group.
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York - the first and only festival of its kind in New York City.