ALAP’s big fall event — Drama Lama Ding Dong! — happens on Saturday, October 15 at West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, and one of the day’s programs, The Playwright’s Playpen, offers a terrific opportunity for actors registered with the ALAP Actor Database.
The Playwright’s Playpen is a program which gives participating playwrights the opportunity to work with up to four actors for up to 40 minutes on any aspect of the playwright’s craft.
There will be four 40-minute sessions, with a five-minute break after each session. The sessions will be 12:00 – 12:40 PM; 12:45 – 1:25 PM; 1:30 – 2:10 PM; and 2:15 – 2:55 PM.
ALAP will engage four actors – two males, two females – who will each be paid a stipend of $25. The actors will agree to make themselves available from 12:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 15, and to perform whatever functions the playwright(s) may ask them to perform. Actors may or may not be asked to perform in any given session, depending on the playwrights’ needs.
Participating playwrights may bring to their sessions whatever work they wish to explore with the actors. Playwrights may utilize some or all of the actors in their sessions, as they wish.
Interested playwrights and actors should submit their names to email@example.com as soon as possible, and in any event no later than midnight on Friday, October 7. Please specify in your email that you are applying for the Playwright’s Playpen. ALAP member playwrights and actors registered in the ALAP Actor Database will have priority in applying until Monday, October 3, after which we may open submissions to others. All applicants will be notified of their status on Saturday, October 8.
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