is an exciting artistic endeavor for Playhouse on Park. Our mission is to develop and produce original plays and musicals, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. We aim to help establish the Greater Hartford Area as a premiere destination for the cultivation and exploration of innovative theatrical work.
A reading of a new play by professional actors; a talk back following the reading with with the playwright, the cast and the director; and opportunity for audiences members to complete a response card pertaining to the play/musical.
February 27, 2018
WHEN COLOSSUS FALLS
by Eugenie Carabatsos
The Riverview B&B hasn't seen a guest in ages. When one finally arrives, the inhabitants' lives are thrown into a tailspin as they try to figure out who she is, why she’s there, and what she's doing walking through the rubble from a burned down building across the street.
About the Playwright
plays have won the Kennedy Center Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award, the Trustus Theatre Playwrights Contest, the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Writing Competition, the Venus Theatre Festival, and the University of Tulsa’s WomensWork Competition. They have been produced by Trustus Theatre, iDiOM Theatre, and South Park Theatre, as well as in a number of festivals and development programs, including the Great Plains Theater Conference. She graduated with her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and received her BA from Wesleyan University in 2010.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We will accept year-round submissions for the Playwrights on Park Reading Series. Throughout each season, there will a presentation of the selected works. The plays will receive a cast of professional actors and a director and will be presented as a staged reading for a public audience. After the reading, a moderated audience discussion with the actors, the director, and most importantly, the playwright, will give both the Playhouse on Park and the playwright constructive feedback to further develop the playwright's vision for the play.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A PLAY?
Playwrights on Park seeks to unveil the best new material from playwrights across the country. Submitted plays will be considered for our Playwrights on Park Reading Series. Most importantly it is intended as an experience for both the playwright and our audience. There are only a limited number of readings per season. As the playwright is the focus of our reading series, selected playwrights must be available to come to the Playhouse on Park for the staged reading of the play and the audience discussion that follows. The presence of the playwright is the cornerstone of Playwrights on Park reading series. We are happy to consider your play, provided you submit according to these guidelines: Please submit a FULL script and character breakdown (Please submit in PDF format).
- Playwrights may submit their plays through a literary agent.
- Playwrights who are not represented may submit their plays as well.
- For musicals please submit the music on a CD or by mp3.
- Include any production or workshop history, as well as biographies of the playwright, and any collaborators
- Connecticut-based playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit
Electronic submissions are preferred but hardcopy can be mailed to: Sasha Brätt at the address above. Materials will be reviewed by our Literary Manager, as well as our Literary Committee. Plays recommended by this committee may be included in our Playwrights on Park Reading Series. Playwrights will receive a confirmation of receipt within a week of submission. Playwrights may also expect a response from the Literary Manager as to whether or not the play will be considered for the Playwrights on Park Reading Series within 2-4 months, after the play is reviewed by the Literary Committee in the order it was received.