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The Playwriting Collective Announces Its 2nd Annual Writers Group

Six talented writers are joining The Playwriting Collective in 2017! Starting in February Alex Rubin, Jeffrey James Keyes, John Carhart, Kate Garfield, Wi-Moto Nyoka, and Katie Fabel will meet for a 6-week period with Artistic Directors Joshua Young and Phillip Christian in an effort to create several new full-length plays. The Playwriting Collective puts the playwright first and cultivates work that is transmedia. This year the participating playwrights will be motivated to indulge their imaginations and tell stories that are armed with all the weapons of Modern Stagecraft.

From vast multimedia spectacle, to puppetry, to audience participation and immersion, The Playwriting Collective hopes to use these tools to inspire a wave of innovative new plays. In keeping with The Playwriting Collective's mission statement, the playwrights will be encouraged to tell stories that shine a light on the current state of America's lowest economic classes. This company was created to support those groups and hopes to continually grow its outreach and connection with the poorest of communities. This marks the second year The Playwriting Collective has been working as a non-profit while creating socially conscious programming.

The Playwriting Collective has an ongoing, monthly, reading series - The First Draft Reading Series - that is continually taking submissions. This year's upcoming full-scale production will be announced this spring, continuing the momentum from last year's Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? Last year's writers group had such talented playwrights as Amelia Workman, Pauline Pechin, and Marcy Lovitch. We're proud to continue that tradition with our playwrights this year and we hope to support them towards more visibility in the NYC theater community.

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