ESPA*Drills is an annual new play development program providing professionally staged readings to ESPA playwrights. Each June, four plays are selected from dozens of submissions for workshopping at Primary Stages. They are then professionally cast, marketed, and presented before an audience of industry peers on an Off-Broadway stage later that summer. ESPA*Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages.
Submission information for ESPA*Drills 2014 will be announced in April.
Until then, get your play polished and stay tuned!
The 2013 ESPA*Drills Plays:
Keep Calm and Carry On
by Melisa Annis
by Alyssa Biber Colman
by David Hilder
Do Not Leave Unattended
by Jan Rosenberg
The 2012 ESPA*Drills Plays:
by Heidi Armbruster
by Siobhan Antonioli
The Horse and Carriage
by Karin Shook
by Stephen Brown
2011 ESPA*Drills Plays
The Feminism of a Soft Merlot (Or How the Donkey Got Punched)
by Micheline Auger
23.5 Hours by Carey Crim
Verano Place by Katie Atcheson
Next Time on Spring Valley by Louise Schwarz
Click here to read our exclusive interviews with these four playwrights.
2010 ESPA*Drills Plays
The Green by Kate Tarker
American Drum Circle by Vanessa Shealy
Jersey Intersections by Tina Kolomatsky
In Ways Both Frivolous and Deep by Marin Gazzaniga
Extra Credit Reading Series
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