NOW ACCEPTING PLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 MAY SESSION
Troy Foundry Theatre, a 501(c) 3 professional theatre company in Troy, NY is currently accepting submissions of new plays for the 2019 MAY sessions of the DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES. The selected plays will be presented in staged reading format with the possibility of being considered for full staging. Please see below for details and submission directions.
2019 MAY SESSION: FILM IN THEATRE
We’re calling for submissions for plays that are film-themed, either dealing with or based within the world of filmmaking, the art of filmmaking (small or bigger budget) or having to do with the life of filmmakers and/or film actors.
Submissions for the MAY 2019 session will be accepted until 5pm on FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019.
To submit your work email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: 2019 MAY SESSION _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PLAY.
There is NO submission fee.
Please include a short playwright’s bio, a production history of the piece, and the play in PDF or WORD doc format.
You will only hear back from us if your play is selected for reading.
Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 8pm
MODELS OF PERFECTION by Katie Pedro
Superior Merchandise Company (147 4th St, Troy, NY 12180)
*This is a FREE event. Reservations suggested.
*This event will be outside in the garden, weather permitting. Dress the part!
Brother and Sister, abandoned on a doorstep they've made their home, are forced to migrate as the environment violently disintegrates. But sister isn't ready to leave it all behind.
About the playwright:
Katie Pedro is a Brooklyn based director and theatre maker interested in making female centric work that deals with reclaiming our historical narratives, queer identities, live video and media and magical realism. Katie works as a Creative Director with Michael Counts and Counts Projects and recently worked as Associate Director of Hoodoo in Berlin, Germany. Past credits: Samuel Beckett’s Play (Troy Foundry Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Dyckman Farmhouse Museum), Fefu and Her Friends (Sarah Lawrence College), Love Stories My Mother Told Me, Twelve Batches to Midnight (Dixon Place), as well as work with Hunger & Thirst Theatre, The Dare Tactic, and Exquisite Corpse Company. BS Russell Sage College, MFA Sarah Lawrence College.
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
OLD SCOUT with Christian Strevy
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 8pm
James L. Meader Little Theatre (Russell Sage College)
*THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
Hi, I’m Christian. When I was a little kid I was a cub scout. But then, I quit. I’m not really sure why, and I’ve kinda regretted it for 20 years, because I do love adventure and gear and making stuff and uniforms and patches and badges and setting arbitrary goals for myself. Now I’m 30 and I want some adventure and I’m not allowed to be an official boy scout. So I’m gonna do it on my own. I’m gonna do the entire curriculum of scouts from Cub to Eagle in one year. This is Old Scout.
Monday, May 6th OLD SCOUT episode description:
Every week on Old Scout we tackle a merit badge. This week we’re taking on the DRAMATICS merit badge! So in the span of five days, David Girard and I will write, direct, and perform a play. When you come on Monday, May 6, we will be performing and filming for our weekly episode of OLD SCOUT. What is the play about? We have no idea. Will it be a disaster? Maybe. Will it be the best play you’ve seen this year? Almost certainly not. Will it be a funky fun adventure? I think! Come be a part of the process!
About the Artists: Julie St. John and Christian Strevy
We’re Christian and Julie and we make movies together. I, Christian, am a writer, director, and performer. And I, Julie, am a writer, director, and only a performer if I’m forced to be one. In 2016 and 2017, we made an original series called Gunner Jackson, that played at the Sidewalk Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, IFC Split Screens TV Festival, and won best web series at the HollyShorts Film Festival. Our new series is Old Scout, in which Christian does the entire curriculum of Boy Scouts from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout in 1 year. We make an episode a week (released every Thursday) documenting this process