Plays begin with a spark, image, place, obsession or question that demands theatrical response. But playwrights rarely have a structured means to explore where initial impulses might lead before they begin work. Pre-Play offers a way to delve into it all at a very early stage. Working with a peer [a fellow writer, dramaturg, director or expert] PWA will support playwrights by providing time to unpack ideas and plan the best way to proceed.
Playwrights will receive 6 hours of support for themselves and a collaborator in the project’s nascent stage; like all PWA development this process is writer-driven, and writers can identify a collaborator of their choice.
Submissions for this program will open later in 2019.