Thursday, September 10, 2009

NaNoWritMo Is Coming....

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long adventure where your goal is to write a 175-page (50,000) word novel between November 1-November 30. It's a wild, crazy and extremely fulfilling process. It's fun. It's free. It's fabulous. Click here to find out all the details.

Blocking Scenes, Measuring Costumes and Handling Props

Rehearsals are going well for "Our Dad Is In Atlantis". The first seven scenes have been worked through and blocked. The actors will be measured for their costumes today and the Assistant Stage Manager has become the "official paper airplane engineer & contractor". Bet you didn't know that such a position existed in theatre?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

William Westhoven's Jersey Stages

Be in "the know" of what is happening on the plethora of stages in New Jersey by following theatre columnist and business editor of the Daily Record, William Westhoven's Jersey Stages blog.

Adult classes

Are you looking for a creative way to express yourself? Well, then look no further. Playwrights Theatre has classes for adults that will let your inner artistic side shine.

Playwriting Workshop September 14 - November 23 and November 30 - February 1

Acting & Performance Workshop October 6 - December 15 and March 2 - May 11

Writing Prose Narrative October 15 - November 12

Reading, Writing, Response February 25

Click here for all the details and to register

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival Contest & Festival

We are accepting submissions for the 27th Annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival and Contest. We have a new category this year---PODSTAGES!

Plays are accepted in the following divisions:

Elementary (4-6)
Junior High (7-9)
High School (10-12)
Rewrites (10-12)
Podstages (10-12)

Did you know that we have an entire blog dedicated to the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival? Yup. Click here to check it out!

Questions? Contact Jim DeVivo, Director of Education at Playwrights Theatre at 973.514.1787 X14 or via email at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Did you know that Playwrights Theatre is part of NNPN (National New Play Network) which consists of nonprofit theatres across the US that develop, produce and advocate for the continued life of new plays.

Check out the NNPN member theatres by clicking here.

Be sure to take in a show at one of these theatres if you are in the area and tell them that Playwrights Theatre says "hi".