BE COOL: New Play Development Etiquette Workshop at KCACTF2

When working on a new play in collaboration with the playwright — as an actor, director, dramaturg, designer — how can you be the most helpful to the new play development process? What’s the professional etiquette for working on a new play and how is that similar to and different from working on an established play? A playful exploration of new play development etiquette with three folx who love working on new plays in professional and educational settings as playwrights, dramaturgs, and directors.

Tuesday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00pm as part of the KCACTF Region 2 Festival

Presenter Biographies

DAVID A. MILLER is a director, playwright, artistic leader, and educator. David regularly works on the development of new plays and is former founding Artistic Director of The Artful Conspirators, a Brooklyn-based theater company focused on including the audience in the new play development process.

CATHERINE WEINGARTEN is a New York-based playwright who uses comedy to comment upon the societal pressures young women face to be impossibly good-looking as well as ridiculously humble, kind as can be, but also sexy. Catherine’s summer camp play “Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?” had a reading at 59E59 with Less than Rent and was part of Dixon Place’s Bingo Lounge. Some of her other plays include: A Roller Rink Temptation (NOLA Fringe), This Car Trip Suckss (Piper Theater Productions Emerging Artist Reading Series), and Love Potion Number Slut (Tiny Rhino).

DR. CARRIE WINSHIP is a director, dramaturg, teacher, and scholar. Carrie’s research explores women’s voices in practice and theory, as well as new play development, theatre pedagogy, dramaturgical collaboration, and devised theatre. Her work in Columbia, Missouri included collaborations with GreenHouse Theatre Project, Independent Actors Theatre, MU Summer Repertory Theatre and Talking Horse Theatre.