The creative team at Urban Stories Theatre are busy working on some exciting projects for Season 9! This season our focus will be Examining Isolation. All of our productions will have a “What does isolation look like to you?” theme. We are looking forward to seeing what you have to offer!
The Play Off Series
The Play Off Series for new playwrights to help take their stories to the next level. This is a chance to a) see your play on stage, b) get feedback from invited judges and c) get a chance to win a dramaturg workshop with Urban Stories Theatre.
Just Acts Play Festival
The Just Acts Play Festival is an annual event held in February of each year. UST chooses a theme for the year and then invites local playwrights to submit short plays based on that theme. The plays must be under 20 minutes in length. A committee then chooses 3 or 5 plays to be part of the festival based on what will offer the most variety.
This season we are Examining Isolation. Plays should be 20 minutes, small cast (3 to 5 characters), be un-produced and have a simple set. DEADLINE to submit for 2021 is November 15, 2020
Urban Stories Actors Lab
$40 includes 4 weeks, 1 hour sessions 3x/week (12 hours total)
Maximum number of actors per workshop: 6.
September 7, 2020-October 2, 2020 from 1-2 pm each day.
(Evening sessions can be arranged if there is interest.)
Wednesdays: Uta Hagen Exercises.
Fridays: Cold read scenes and monologues.
These four week workshops are for actors to explore their craft. This is a place to work,
play, learn and share. Come to 1, 2 or all 3 sessions a week.
Examining 5 act structure, 10 minute play challenge
3 weeks- 1 hour twice a week (6 hours). $30; Max 4 actors
Tuesday/Thursday’s September 8-24, 2020 1-2 pm
(evenings can be arranged if there is interest.)
Want to write a play but not sure how to start? This mini workshop is a breakdown of how some of the UST team write plays. The process works for plays/screenplays and collaborative pieces. Come join us and see is this is the process for you.
-6 one hour session to examine the 5 act structure.
-Break down the process and have the writers create scene by scene.
-The writers will end with a first draft of a 10 minute play.
Examining Isolation- A study of four voices
The Isolation Project will include the voices of 4 actors who will tell their stories of isolation through monologues, spoken word, overlapping scenes, music and movement.
Actors: Sarah Glubish, Amanda Iandolo, Sepidar Yeganeh Farid, Helen Young