ESPA Drills is an annual new play development program providing staged readings to ESPA playwrights. Each June, four plays are selected from dozens of submissions for development at Primary Stages. They are then cast 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.
This year’s four Drills writers have been invited to attend a 4-day retreat led by Tessa LaNeve in Dorset, Vermont, where they will be staying at the home of Theresa Rebeck. With generous support by Ms. Rebeck and the Dorset Theater Festival, the retreat will run from July 31 – August 3.
All writing students of ESPA, past and present, are invited to apply.
The 2014 ESPA Drills Plays:
by Rachael Jenison
Monday, August 18 at 5:00pm
A Small History of Amal by Amal, Age 7
by Lindsay Joelle
Monday, August 18 at 8:00pm
The Amelia Episodes
by Kat Ramsburg
Tuesday, August 19 at 5:00pm
Any Day Now
by Nat Cassidy
Tuesday, August 19 at 8:00pm
All readings will be held at The Duke on 42nd Street,
located at 229 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.