Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop
RLTP is now accepting APPLICATIONS to the 2015 Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop.
Deadline is NOON on Monday, January 12th, 2015.
Since 2005, RLTP’s Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop has supported the development of original dramatic works by local playwrights. Named for WNY’s legendary playwright – Emanuel “Manny” Fried – and under the supervision of Workshop Director Kyle LoConti and Literary Director Jon Elston, Playwrights provide peer support to one another during the composition and revision of their original Plays over a nine month period. In an attempt to improve not just the Play but the skill set of each Playwright, the development process will be supplemented by group discussions and suggested writing exercises. NPW content is tailored to the needs and interests of the participating Playwrights. RLTP offers each participating playwright the opportunity for a public development reading directed by and featuring some of WNY’s finest theatrical talents.
Please read the following closely:
SIX slots will be guaranteed for the 2015 NPW. Additional slots may become available at the discretion of RLTP.
Composition of participating playwrights in the 2015 NPW will be at the discretion of RLTP.
Criteria for acceptance into the New Play Workshop is as follows:
1.) The participating playwright must be developing an original theatrical text as a work-in-progress. Development is the essence of the Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop. If you think your play is perfect, needs no revision, and is ready to be produced right now, the Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop may not be ideal for your needs. Traditionally, we have only supported the development of works-in-progress. If you are uncertain about whether your play needs development, please contact Literary Director Jon Elston at jelston@roadlesstraveledproduc
2.) Participating playwrights must reside in the Western New York area OR be able to reliably commute to each meeting. Please reflect carefully on this one. We have received applications in the past from locations like Jamestown and Rochester, and the applicants were willing to commit to commuting two or even three nights a month to Workshop meetings and readings (and they did indeed commute successfully). But it’s not an option – you have to show up. Please see #3:
3.) Attendance at each Workshop meeting and reading is mandatory. Two or more unexcused absences are considered grounds for dismissal from the Workshop. The Workshop only functions if all participating playwrights support one another… in person.
4.) If accepted into the NPW, each participating playwright must be responsible for his or her own tuition. The tuition fee for the 2015 NPW is $200. This is the first time the fee has increased in several years. Your tuition includes lots and lots of valuable free stuff (like tickets to shows & events) besides even the NPW experience. So it’s still a good deal!
HOW TO APPLY:
1.) If you have already submitted a play in the past twelve months for consideration in the 2015 Workshop, please skip to step #2.
OTHERWISE: Please submit the following:
* One COMPLETED NPW application form (download below; please complete and attach in Word or PDF)
* One representative 10-page selection from your play
* 1 literary and/or theatrical resume (past participants of the NPW are exempt from this requirement)
All materials must be in Word or PDF.
All materials must be E-MAILED to jelston@roadlesstraveledproduc
No paper submissions are accepted.
2.) Beginning by or before Tuesday, January 13th, you may be asked to meet with the NPW Moderators to discuss your application. Regardless, by Monday, February 16th, you will be notified if you have been accepted into the 2015 Workshop.
3.) All accepted applicants must then confirm their participation in the 2015 Workshop -and- submit a complete draft of the play they will be developing in the Workshop by Friday, February 27th, 2015. Failure to confirm your participation or submit a complete draft by February 27th will result in forfeiture of your slot in the 2015 Workshop. (So, yes, it is a good idea for you to have a complete draft prepared when you submit your sample.)
4.) The 2015 Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop will begin in March 2015. The Workshop generally meets every other Monday through the calendar year (specific dates are subject to change).
FINE PRINT/MISCELLANEOUS DISCLAIMERS:
All acceptance into the Workshop is at the discretion of the Moderators, within the guidelines outlined above. In the event that submissions do not fulfill the composition structure outlined above, open slots will be filled at the discretion of the Moderators. Maximum allowance is set at six playwrights; however, moderators reserve the right to adjust this figure as circumstances dictate. Playwrights not accepted into the 2014 Workshop will be encouraged to resubmit for NPW 2016.
Please contact Jon Elston at jelston@roadlesstraveledproduc
Join the Proud… Join The Brave… Join the Few… THE 2015 EMANUEL FRIED NEW PLAY WORKSHOP.
RLTP’s Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop supports the development of original dramatic works by local playwrights. Under the supervision of Workshop Director Kyle LoConti and Literary Manager Jon Elston, playwrights provide peer support to one another during the composition and revision of their original plays over a nine month period. RLTP then presents readings of these new plays to the public, directed by and featuring some of WNY’s finest theatrical talent.
Applications for the 2015 New Play Workshop will be accepted beginning December 1st, 2014. Only electronic submissions (via e-mail) will be accepted. For more information, please visit www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org, or contact Jon Elston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2005, RLTP’s Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop has supported the development of original dramatic works by local playwrights, and RLTP looks forward to optimizing the pursuit of that mission in future seasons. Named for WNY’s legendary playwright – Emanuel “Manny” Fried – and under the supervision of Workshop Director Kyle LoConti and Literary Director Jon Elston, Playwrights will continue to provide peer support to one another during the composition and revision of their original Plays over a nine month period. In an attempt to improve not just the Play but the skill set of each Playwright, the development process will be supplemented by writing exercises, group discussions, and readings of plays not currently in development. All supplemental NPW content will be tailored to the needs and interests of the participating Playwrights. RLTP will continue to present development readings of each Playwright’s work to the public, directed by and featuring some of WNY’s finest theatrical talent. Audience members who attend these readings are invited to offer their constructive feedback — an integral component of each Playwright’s process.
The NPW has supported thirty-three local playwrights in the development of over forty original plays. Many of those plays have received world premiere productions by Road Less Traveled Productions; five of those – Darryl Schneider’s War Room and Clean Break, Annette Daniels Taylor’s A Little Bit Of Paradise, Ibn Shabazz’ Insidious, and Donna Hoke’s Seeds – have won the prestigious Artie Award for Best New Play, with several others receiving a nomination for the same award. In addition, multiple plays developed in the NPW have subsequently received world premiere productions outside of RLTP.
NPW PARTICIPATING PLAYWRIGHTS
• Eric Appleton (06/07)
• Dana Block (06/07, 2009)
• Frank Canino (05/06,06/07, 2011)
• Annette Daniels Taylor (05/06,06/07, 2010)
• Cindy Darling (05/06, 2009)
• Philip Durgan (2009)
• Michael Fanelli (05/06, 2008, 2010)
• Hunter Fernandez (2009)
• Rosa Fernandez (2011)
• Tom Paul Fox (2008)
• Billy Horn (2008)
• Donna Hoke (2008, 2009, 2011)
• April Jones (04/05)
• Justin Karcher (2009, 2010)
• Moira Keenan (2011)
• Aaron Krygier (2008)
• Christopher LaBanca (2008)
• Alex Livingston (2008, 2009, 2010)
• James Marzo (2010, 2011)
• Melissa Mawhinney (2009)
• Shaun McLaughlin (2011)
• Andrew Novell (04/05)
• Jose Rivera (2011)
• Gary Earl Ross (2008)
• Steve Roylance (2010, 2011)
• Vincent Scarsella (2010)
• Darryl Schneider (04/05, 05/06, 2010)
• Ibn Shabazz (2008)
• Lisa Vitrano (04/05)
• Melody Von Smith (06/07, 2008, 2010)
• Neil Wechsler (2010)
• Wendy Weinstein (2009)
• Mark Witteveen (2011)
• Jon Zelasko (2011)
The Emanuel Fried New Play Workshop is proudly sponsored by