Play Development Workshops

WORDSHED is a workshop program open to all members. Members are asked to submit their completed plays which are read by an APN dramaturg who then meets with you to discuss and strategize how best to use the 3 hour session with actors. This strategy is based upon the playwright's needs. Is there a character journey that you want to focus on? Do you want to look at plot? Theme? Subplots? Structure? Do you just want to hear the play out loud? It's up to you.

APN hires 3 to 4 actors to participate in WORDSHED. These actors will read all of the parts of all of the participating plays. We cannot guarantee that the actors will be the right gender, age or ethnicity for the roles in your play, but we can guarantee that we will hire the best workshop actors for the process. Most of the time, the importance of a workshop is simply hearing the words on the page spoken out loud.

If we are not familiar with your work it is highly recommended that your play has been through the act one process before submitting for wordshed.

Email Trevor for more details.

What is a Play Development Workshop? 

A Play Development Workshop is an opportunity for a writer with a completed draft of a play to have the work read by professional actors under the direction of a professional director/dramaturg and to have feedback generated by these professionals. The writer is provided an opportunity to hear their work read out loud and to receive guided feedback and response from other artistic voices. This process is meant to answer questions and provide clarity for the writer of the work.

Valerie Planche & Tony Eyamie reading  The Wall  by Jonathan Chapman

Valerie Planche & Tony Eyamie reading The Wall by Jonathan Chapman