Over 125 Playwrights Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop This Month
Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, today, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42" monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public.
WRITE OUT FRONT runs five weeks, Monday through Sunday, 11am to 7pm (8pm Thursdays) and Sunday 12 to 6 pm. The Drama Book Shop is located at 250 W. 40th Street, across the street from the New York Times Building.
The participating playwrights in WRITE OUT FRONT are Stephen Adley Guirgis, Jessica Dickey, Time Out NY writer David Cote, David Caudle (writing with Broadway singer and actress Becca Ayers and Orchestrator Bryan Cook), Halley Feiffer, Lisa Ramirez, Padric Lillis, Saviana Stanescu, Cusi Cram, Crystal Skillman and comic book/graphic novel writer Fred Van Lente, Jenny Lyn Bader, Tom Cole, Susan Bernfield, Roland Tec, Diana Oh, Erin Moughan, Jody Christopherson, J. Stephen Brantley, Cecilia Copeland, Krista Komondor, J. Julian Christopher, Julia Pugachevsky, Natalie Osborne, Caroline McGraw, Timonthy Huang, Natalie Zutter, Benjamine Kamine, Caroline McGraw, Jaclyn Perlmutter, Laurel Haines, Dara O'Brien, Bixby Elliot, Kara Ayn Napolitano, Tim Duncheon, Catherine Weingarten, Dave White, Virgina Baeta, Evan Caccioppoli, Nicole Pandolfo, Dave White, Julia Doolittle, Dennis A. Allen, Jeffrey James Keyes, Jona Tarlin, Lawrence Dial, Joel B. New, Nathan Brisby, Mya Kagan, Amy Wittig, David Loewy, Lisa Huberman, Lauren Heirigs, Brian "Dyalekt" Kushner, Gina Femia, Amy Gijsbers Van Wijk, Nate Dobson, Charles Gershman, Nat Cassidy, Lindsay Joy Murphy, Hank Willenbrink, Shaun Fauntleroy, Alex Rubin, Dane Jerabek, Dave Lankford, Jan Rosenberg, Kate Hamill, Zack Calhoon, Jennifer Rumberger, Becky Ellis, Anna Fox, Gyda Arber, Liz LoPorto, Siobhan Gilbert, Jay Stull, Michael Torres, David Hilder, Monica Trausch, Corbin Went, Stacy Davidowitz, Vanessa Carmona, Matthew Barbot, Dipti Braumhandkar, Judith Leora, Talya Klein, Jessica Fleiman, Holly Wolf, Jason Grossman, Ryan Hudak, Hilary Bettis, Chris Harcum, Kathleen Warnock, Max Mondi, Tyler Rivenbark, Chinita L. Anderson, Karina Richardson, Gabrielle Fox, Courtney Antonioli, Abby Rosebrook, Kendra Augustin, Michael Niederman, Natalie Wilson, Melissa Annis, Emily Snyer, Tina Kolomatsky, Nathen Yungerberg, Jeremy Gable, Kate York, Robin Rice Lichtig, Eric Borlaug, Sheri Grauber, Michael Martiniz, Ellena Chmielewski, Josh Drimmer, Susan Ferrera, Dean Poyner, Ann Phelan, Jara Jones, Paul Hagen, Brian Hampton, Tom Sime, Bob Bartlett and Everett Goldner.
The public can engage and support the playwrights via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as follow the development of the play and the writer after the installation ends.
WRITE OUT FRONT was created to bring awareness to the time, space, resources and support that playwrights need to work and grow. It celebrates the tenacity that artists possess in the face of challenging economic times and endeavors to demystify the creative process in order to inspire the creative impulse that exists in us all. For more information on the installation visit www.theaterspeak.org.
THEATERSPEAK was created by Micheline Auger in 2009 to support theater artists by the sharing of information and resources through interview and discourse.
MICHELINE AUGER's play Donkey Punch is currently playing at the Soho Playhouse through August 31st. Other recent productions include the Untitled Degradation Play (Rising Phoenix Rep's Cino Nights Series, 2013; O'Neill Semi-finalist) and American River (Lesser America, 2012) in addition to workd developed or produced by Dixon Place, Primary Stages, Westside Theatre, Miranda Theatre, Amoralab, FringeNYC, New York Madness, OMPF, Horse Trade Theatre Group, Riot Act, Caps Lock Theatre Company, Sugarspace and Highways Performance Complex, among others. She is the recipient of the 2012 National Theater Conference Paul Green Award and a member of the Dramatist Guild. For more information, www.michelineauger.com.