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Jackalope develops plays for all ages! 

 

this is what is chose no i'm not sorry and yes if you'd ask i'd do it again by Daria Miyeko Marinelli is a new play about choice that offers agency to young actors, flexibility to educators, and tries to make sense about loss. Company member Will Kiley directs the development process.

this is what i chose... was originally developed in 2017 & 2018 in partnership with Broadway Training Center of Westchester under Artistic Directors Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos. Through a collaboration with director Will Kiley, this is what i chose...has since received a reading at the University of Texas at Austin, acceptance into the 2020 Cohort of The Kennedy Center & TYA-USA’s New Visions New Voices via Jackalope Theatre, and a year-long workshop at Weiss High School.

ABOUT THE PLAY:  Even after William’s death, high school life has trudged on. But when Sara & Aimée start planning “Alive Together” to honor William, his sibling Vivian finally takes a stand and ask-demands Sara to cancel the event.

But should Vivian get to decide, given that William and Sara were “a thing, like romantically” and The Band has been planning their debut for the event? And did anyone think to ask Brett and Aüge who really knew Will, but have been cutting class all year? And what’s going on between Brett and Aüge anyway?

With three moments of decision and eight play tracks, this is what i chose and no i'm not sorry and yes if you'd ask i'd do it again is a birufcating modular play that explores who has ownership over a tragedy, when to stand by your friends, and what it is to try and make sense of a loss when you still have to show up and survive school every single day.

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JACKALOPE

PLAYWRIGHTS

LAB

PLAYWRIGHTS LAB: Summer Intensive
August 4-13th, 2022


This three-session writing intensive is designed for a class of 6 writers
for the development of 2nd Drafts. Sessions
 meet virtually on...
Thursday, Aug. 4th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Aug. 6th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Aug. 13th, 10:00 A
M - 4:00 PM

  

COST: $250

 

APPLICATION GUIDLINES:  SUMMER 2022 SESSION 
- This Playwrights Lab Summer Intensive is designed for the development of second drafts. With this in mind, applicants must submit the complete, first draft of the play intended for this development.
- Applicants must be available for the entirety of the following dates and times: Thursday, August 4th, 6pm – 8pm / Saturday, August 6th, 10:00am to 4:00pm / Saturday, August 13th,10:00am to 4:00pm.  All three sessions will be conducted via zoom.

 

DEADLINE: Applications deadline is August 1st, 2022 at midnight. 

 

TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and complete first draft of the intended play for development to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org during the application timeframes.

 

TEACHING ARTIST BIO: 

Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have appeared at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, and TimeLine – to name a few. She holds a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She teaches playwriting and literature at her alma mater of Webster University and playwriting at the University of Chicago. West is represented by ICM Partners.

 
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PLAYWRIGHTS
LAB
ALUMNI &
SUCCESSES

THE YOUNG ONES

BRYNNE FRAUENHOOFER

The Young Ones, written for Jackalope Playwrights Lab in the summer of 2018, went on to receive a staged reading with First Floor Theater .

LITTLESPACE, OR
THE DADDY PLAY

MARJORIE MULLER

littlespace, or the daddy play, which was developed in the Summer 2019 session, will receive its world premiere production with NoMads Art Collective in May of 2020. 

MOSQUE4MOSQUE

OMER ABBAS SALEM

Mosque4Mosque, written in the Summer 2018 Lab, was a runner up for Theatre Viscera's Queer Playwriting Contest and won the National Queer Theater's 2020 Playwriting Contest. It will receive a staged reading at the New Voices Festival.