Plays In Progress FAQ
What are Athena Project’s Vision/Mission/Values?
What types of plays will you accept?
Is my play eligible if it has been produced before?
How will my play be workshopped?
All submissions will be narrowed down to a selection of 3 to 5 finalists and offered either a table reading, concert reading, or workshop presentation for 2022.
Table Reading: Table readings include approximately 2-3 hours of video conference time with the dramaturg to discuss the playwright’s goals for the process. The director, playwright, dramaturg, and cast then meet for 1.5 hours of read-through/rehearsal before the reading takes place before an audience. Actual time spent may vary depending on the needs of the play. The dramaturg will use prompts from the playwright to moderate an audience talkback following the public performance.
Concert Reading: The concert reading model includes up to 5 hours of consultation with a dramaturg and 10 hours of rehearsal with the dramaturg, director, cast, and playwright. Actual time spent will vary depending on the needs of the play. The dramaturg will use prompts from the playwright to moderate a talkback with the audience following the public performance.
Workshop Presentation: A workshop presentation includes approximately 10 hours of consultation time with a dramaturg, in addition to 25 hours of rehearsal with the dramaturg, director, and cast. Actual time spent may vary depending on the needs of the play. The final performance involves basic staging with lights, sound, props, set, and costumes. Actors are on book for the performance, which allows the script to evolve during the process. The dramaturg will use prompts from the playwright to moderate a talkback with the audience following the public performance.
Do I need to reside in the Denver area?
If I am selected, will I receive compensation?
What is the time frame of the PIP Series?
Why was my submission rejected?
What about copyright?
What will be expected of finalist playwrights?
What happens if my play has been chosen as a finalist and I have another development opportunity?
Does Athena Project accept only un-produced plays?
- At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum that we would like to submit. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender-nonconforming individuals.
- Playwrights with all levels of experience are encouraged to submit.
- We strive to hire women as directors, dramaturgs, and all other PIP Series participants.
- There are no fees to submit, but donations to Athena Project are always welcome. (Donation information is stored separately from PIP administration and holds no bearing in the adjudication process.)