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.