Happy New Year everyone! It’s crazy to think we are already in February!
You may have noticed the blog has been quiet in these past months, partly intentional as Jackie and I took some time to reflect on how our first project went, and partly because our lives have been keeping us busy! Jackie finished her second to last semester of grad school and I got to guide a cast of actors ages 8-18 through the process of bringing a new play to life with the Winnipesaukee Education Department’s world premiere of The Boy Who Drew Cats!
Jackie and I met up last week for our first coffee and tea of 2017 at our favorite spot, Café la Reine in Manchester, to chat about everything new play related! We discussed Working Title’s inaugural project, The Granite State Playwrights Workshop. In case you missed it, the Workshop brought together actors, directors, playwrights and crew from all over NH and New England to rehearse, workshop, and perform two new plays –Divine Intent by Jackie Marcoux and The Boy in the Box by Boston-based Lesley Moreau- over the course of a single weekend! We were hosted at the brand-new Hatbox Theatre in Concord, if you have not been to check it out, you should see their innovative use of space. Also, for more details on the workshop, you can checkout the Hippo Press article here.
In the months following the workshop, we’ve talked with our actors, writers, and crew from this first project, and already have some great ideas about how to make the second project even better. And yes! We are excited to announce that we will be organizing a second workshop! Playwrights -stay tuned for a call for scripts within the next weeks!
Jackie and I have also been thinking a lot about our community and how we can do more to bring together those who love new work! We have some ideas in mind, but would love to hear from you! Outside of rehearsing, performing, and viewing new work, how else would you like to connect with those who have a passion for it?
Speaking of community, let’s get social! I know it’s winter and we’re all feeling blah, but let’s connect! If you don’t already, consider following our blog -it’s the best way to get all the updates about calls for scripts, auditions, and life musings from two NH theatre makers or like us on Facebook (@workingtitlenh). And don’t be shy! We’d love to hear your ideas, reactions, and musings! Feel free to post in our comments or drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you! Stay tuned for a call for scripts in the coming weeks!