The Greenhouse Ensemble Announces New Playwright Reading Workshop

The Greenhouse Ensemble Announces New Playwright Reading Workshop

The Greenhouse Ensemble, a company devoted to cultivating a positive, judgment-free environment where artists create fully-realized work, announces the first offering in its new workshop program for artists. Founding Artistic Director, Hazen Cuyler, said the new initiative will begin with The Playwright Reading Workshop, led by Kim T. Sharp.

The workshop is for playwrights who have completed a script and want to get it in front of an audience. The workshop will culminate in a public reading fully produced by The Greenhouse Ensemble. In keeping with the company's philosophy, the workshop empowers artists to take control of the direction of their work and, by doing so, their career.

The workshop also provides playwrights with several practical playwriting tools. Each meeting will include an introduction to a proven writing tool assist the playwright in the continued development of their scripts. Playwrights will also have the opportunity to hear portions of their work each time the workshop meets.

With enrollment limited to six playwrights, each playwright will get the attention unavailable in larger groups devoted to script development. Culminating in a public reading, the Playwright Reading Workshop offers a unique program for playwrights seeking both support and exposure for their work.

Workshop Facilitator, Kim T. Sharp, 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 workshop meets for 10 weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 29 thru May 31, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm 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.

For further information and how to apply see The Greenhouse Ensemble website, http://greenhouseensemble.com/classes/

The Greenhouse Ensemble, founded in 2015, is led by Founding Artistic Director Hazen Cuyler and Managing Director, Reanna Armellino. In its two-year history, the company has presented seven public offerings, including world premieres, acclaimed revivals and 10-minute play festivals. The company continues to expand its activities with its core ensemble members as well as the avid interest of other theatre artists drawn to the company's philosophy and practice. TGE is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-­profit arts service organization. greenhouseensemble.com.


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