Company of Angels is now accepting
los angeles based playwrights
to our twice-monthly Playwrights’ Group.
Company of Angels seeks Los Angeles based playwrights who wish to have a space to develop innovative, original, and exciting new plays. Our playwriting group gives writers space to experiment, be listened to, be challenged and supported in equal measure. Part of what we can provide is space for writers to be with their peers, to support and push each other in turn. The meetings are not intended to be a how-to-write ‘course’. The writers we select can already write. It’s an opportunity to develop your craft and write a new play. Completed plays are eligible for our “To Read and Stage in L.A” reading series, and will be considered for a main-stage production.
Interested playwrights should submit:
200-word description of a new play. (Please do not submit ideas for plays that you have already written.)
Character breakdown (optional);
Brief Playwrights Bio
10-15 page writing sample from a play you’ve written
CoA is especially interested in stories that call out for the stage; plays possessing a fresh use of language or form; compelling contemporary stories that speak to our community; and plays by under-represented voices (e.g., women, writers of color, writers with disabilities, lgbtq2 writers). Past members are welcome to apply.
We highly recommend you familiarize yourself with our mission for a better understanding of the work we produce prior to submitting.
Deadline for submissions is the end of the day on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
First group meeting is Monday, October 5, 2020
We follow the Liz Lerman guidelines for feedback, a copy of which is sent to all participants. All playwrights submit 10-15 pages electronically to the group, as a pdf, by 4pm of each meeting date. Meetings are at 7:30pm on the following days (via Zoom, until we can safely meet in our space again).
October: 5, 19, 2020
November: 9, 30, 2020
December: 7, 21, 2020
January: 11. 25, 2021
February: 8, 22, 2021
March: 8, 22, 2021
April: 5, 19, 2021
May: 3, 17, 2021
Our Playwrights Group is best done in a creative and supportive learning environment. The best way to support yourself and your fellow playwrights is to attend all meetings. If you cannot attend all sixteen scheduled sessions, , we recommend you wait until your schedule permits you to fully commit.
Company of Angels understands that emergencies do happen so absences are allowed, but to maintain group integrity we do not allow more than TWO absences. Upon a third absence, you will be REMOVED from the group. Removal from the group means you cannot attend any more meetings.
ABOUT COMPANY OF ANGELS
Company of Angels (CoA) is Los Angeles’ oldest non-profit theater company, founded in 1959 by actors Richard Chamberlain, Leonard Nimoy, Vic Morrow and legendary entertainment attorney Bert Fields. Company of Angels is dedicated to depicting stories relevant to a diverse Los Angeles audience. CoA develops emerging artists and re-envisions theater to entertain new audiences by producing new work that reflects and responds to the richness, diversity and complexity that is the City of Angels. Since 1959 Company of Angels productions garnered over thirty Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards including a special award for Continued Excellence, nine Back Stage West Garland Awards, eight Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (three nominations) including a special award for Distinguished Achievement, six LA Weekly Theatre Awards (three nominations), six NAACP Theatre Awards (four nominations), eleven LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards & five Dimension Robby Awards nominations. The Company aspires to share and give voice to the many stories that exist in our communities. For more information visit www.companyofangels.org