Playwright Applications Are Now Open for THE WRITERS' ROOM at the Geffen

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Playwright Applications Are Now Open for THE WRITERS' ROOM at the Geffen

Geffen Playhouse is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 cycle of The Writers' Room playwrights group, it was announced today. Now entering its second year, the next group of playwrights chosen will begin their residency in September 2019. The Writers' Room initiative was first developed and launched in 2018 under the direction of Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Matt Shakman.

Applications for the program are now open to all playwrights who currently reside in Los Angeles. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. PDT April 22, 2019. More information can be found at The Writers' Room website at

The Writers' Room is a product of Geffen Playhouse's commitment to supporting new plays and specifically to fostering bold, relevant works by the vibrant artistic community in Los Angeles. During this one-year residency, playwright members gather monthly at the theater to share their work and receive feedback from their peers in a forum facilitated by Geffen Playhouse Manager of New Play Development Rachel Wiegardt-Egel.

In addition to the feedback from their fellow writers, members receive dramaturgical support from the theater's artistic staff, a ticket to all Gil Cates Theater shows at Geffen Playhouse for the season in which their residency takes place, and the opportunity to further develop their work with a director and actors in a culminating reading that may be open to the public.

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