Triple Women’s Playwriting Collective
"For most of history, anonymous was a woman"
August 30, 2019
Theater artists and educators Carol Campbell and Domnica Radulescu are joining their creative energies to create the Triple Women’s Playwrights Collective for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have been driven to such an initiative largely because of the relentless frustrations we have ourselves experienced in trying to have our own theater work produced, showcased and recognized, by the gender politics and “glass prosceniums” that are at work in much of the world of theater and performance arts, by the paucity of plays written and directed by women and women identified theater artists on US stages. According to a depressing statistics, only 25% of plays produced in the US are written by women playwrights, and it is not for lack of them. So we have decided to fully embrace the philosophy that if there is something we want in the world but we don't see it, then we make it ourselves!
You can find information about our work in the theater, the creative arts and our professional journeys on our respective websites: http://www.carolleecampbell.com/
The Triple Women’s Playwright Collective (TWPC) is a writer’s group for those of us who wish to meet on a semi-regular basis to show our work, have it staged by professional actors and hear constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere. It is somewhat modeled, though not entirely, by the New York based 29th Street Playwriting Collective and aims at developing, workshopping plays by women theater artists with the final goal of presenting them in the Virginia Commonwealth as staged readings, ideally as full productions and hopefully to give our work visibility beyond the Commonwealth, at the national level.
Our first meeting will be held Saturday, November 9th from 2pm-5pm at the Fralin Museum of Art in Charlottesville, VA. You are receiving this email as an invitation to submit a work from a current play in advance of our first meeting. Time and space will be limited. We may not be able to accept all submissions but there will be room for friends to join and watch the events of the program. This first meeting will consist of an organizational portion in which we hope to establish guidelines and by-laws of the collective and also of actual dramatic readings of scenes from works submitted to us by the deadline.
Once our collective is built to a sizable group, and we connect with enough local actors willing to participate and read in the meetings, we plan to work throughout the year to develop short or full length plays of our members with the goal of showcasing the workshopped plays in the form of a theater festival in late spring or early summer.
If you plan to submit your work, please reply to this email with the
Your complete contact info,
A PDF of a one act or full length play you are working on (please, no musicals at this juncture),
An introduction situating the scene of your play, and
Number and breakdown of actors (doubling okay)
Our deadline for the submission window is Friday, October 9th at 5pm. Hope to see you in Charlottesville!
In service of great theater,