THE NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS SYMPOSIUM AT CAPE MAY STAGE
Shawn Fisher, Director
Founded and led with Producing Artistic Director of Cape May Stage, Roy Steinberg
The National Playwrights Symposium brings emerging playwrights to beautiful Cape May, NJ to work closely with many of the great American playwrights of our time. The event has featured Christopher Durang (VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Tony winner), Terrence McNally (MOTHERS AND SONS, LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, 4 Tony Awards), Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, Pulitzer Winner), David Auburn (PROOF, Pulitzer Winner), Lee Blessing (A WALK IN THE WOODS, Pulitzer Nominee), Amy Herzog (4000 MILES, Pulitzer Nominee), Israel Horovitz (THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX, Pulitzer Nominee), Ken Ludwig (LEND ME A TENOR, Olivier Award Winner), and many others. Professional actors participate as script readers for the five-day workshop and every participant has their work staged in order to receive personal one-on-one feedback from the featured guest playwrights.
Founded in 2012, the National Symposium at Cape May Stage has already made its mark nationally. With the involvement of some of the most renowned Broadway guest artists, it has established itself as a premiere event for emerging playwrights. Aspiring participants must submit samples of their work and twenty promising writers are selected for participation. One will eventually be selected to have a full staged-reading of their work as part of Cape May Stage's Second Stage Series during the following year's Symposium.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE OFFICIAL SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE HERE.