Our Women’s Playwriting Festival is a new program designed to develop and produce new works by emerging female playwrights in the Long Island/NYC area. The goal of this event is to create opportunities, mentorship, education, and a platform for female artists to share their powerful stories. We do this by providing space, resources, marketing, and creative support through a series of rehearsals and performances.
Scripts can be from any play genre, but must be original. In keeping with the theme of this festival, playwrights should be female, plays should meet any of the following criteria; features a strong female lead, features a predominantly female cast, or addresses a topic important to women. We feel that these criteria would provide opportunities for female performers and theatre artists to step into powerful roles and would be keeping with the overall goal of the festival. This project will also give opportunities to professionals in the area of performing, stage production, and technical theater. The primary focus of this project is to provide a space for female playwrights to develop and share their ideas with a broader audience.
We are gearing up for our summer Women's Writing Festival and we are VERY excited about it. We look forward to creating more opportunities for new female writers to get their work shown, for aspiring female directors to get their hands on some new material and for female performers to have a chance at portraying roles written by women FOR women. Characters of any gender are welcome in all scripts just as long as the story focus is on a female character. We will cast other genders as needed for each piece at the discretion of each director. Due to a large submission pool we will be focussing on female writers for this project, we never discriminate based on gender and men will be welcome to audition for appropriate performance roles as called for in play selections. There are opportunities for all here at Spark Creative Works!