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Brave New Works


About Brave New Works

Biennially, The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory produces Brave New Works. This festival provides theater professionals and students with the space and resources to conduct creative experimentation, create new works for the stage, and test the dramatic product on an audience. For three weeks, the Brave New Works festival of new and evolving plays gives playwrights a laboratory to work with a director and actors, revise and rewrite their scripts, and share the results with members of the Emory and Atlanta community.

BRAVE NEW WORKS 2021- Student Submissions

For students only: Submit your one-act play or get involved in other aspects of the new play development process!

In Fall 2021 the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory will produce Brave New Works (BNW), a four-week theatrical developmental workshop. BNW provides theater professionals and students with the space and resources to conduct creative experimentation as part of the process of creating new works for the stage. The Brave New Works festival of new and evolving plays gives playwrights and other theatremakers, a laboratory to work with a director, actors, and other creative artists, to revise and rewrite their scripts, and share the resulting work with members of the Emory and Atlanta communities and beyond.

If you would like to be considered for participation in BNW 2021, there are several opportunities available.
  1. Submit a one-act play that you have written. One student play will be selected for a 1-week developmental workshop with professional artists.
  2. Shadow a professional playwright as they develop their work.
  3. Do an observership with a professional director, designer, dramaturg, or another artist.
  4. Be a line producer. Interested in learning about creative producing and working on one of the workshop processes?
  5. Act in one of the pieces being workshopped. (Roles are limited, and the announcement of available roles will be announced at the beginning of fall semester.)
  6. If there's another way that you would like to engage in BNW, please submit a pitch of what you envision that to look like.

How to Submit and Apply

Please send an email to lydia.fort@emory.edu with the following subject: "BNW Student Submission [Last Name]_[First name]"

In the body of the email, the first line should indicate what role you want to be considered for. Choose from the following (which is based on the list above):

  • Playwright*
  • Shadow
  • Observership
  • Producer
  • General

Then briefly share why you are interested in that role and any prior experience.

*If you are submitting a one-act play, additionally in the body of the email, include the play title, a short play description, and a character breakdown. Be sure to attach a pdf copy of your script.

Note: Of particular interest are plays that address/examine any social issue that has occupied our national attention within the last three years, but plays about other topics will be considered. All plays, in all styles and genres, are welcome!

Deadlines

  • One-act play submissions are due June 15th.
  • All other applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • If you have any questions, please email Lydia Fort at lydia.fort@emory.edu.

The Playwriting Center


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Lydia Fort
Assistant Professor, Theater Studies
Rich Memorial Building, Room 222