Since 1996, terraNOVA has developed over 90 new plays through our Groundbreakers program. Groundbreakers Playwrights Group is an annual developmental playwriting lab, in which 6 playwrights receive the unique opportunity to work on a play-in-progress with the goal of creating a completed draft. Each playwright will hear their play read around the table by professional actors 3 times over 18 weeks, receiving feedback from the Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, special guests and the artistic staff of terraNOVA Collective. terraNOVA assembles a diverse group devoted to creating theatrical, original, innovative, socially relevant new work for the stage and welcomes submissions of new plays-in-progress that will benefit from collective feedback and further terraNOVA Collective's artistic mission. We are especially interested in playwrights who, in addition to working on their own play, have an interest in attending weekly workshops to engage in the development of other playwrights' work. Groundbreakers is made possible through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dramatists Guild Fund.
PARTICIPATING PLAYWRIGHTS WILL RECEIVE: An opportunity to create a 10-minute play to be showcased in terraNOVA’s Annual Benefit. Complimentary tickets to all terraNOVA events in the current season. Hands-on artistic support and professional development guidance from terraNOVA's artistic staff. A workshop and reading performance in terraNOVA's annual Groundworks New Play Series.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY: Must be able to attend weekly sessions. Attendance is mandatory. Questions about Groundbreakers should be directed to: Jessi D. Hill, Associate Artistic Director
Applications for 2014 will be available in May 2013.