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SkyPilot Taking Submissions for Runway Development Track

SkyPilot Theatre Company, a well-established greenhouse for the development of new works, announces it’s new development track – SkyPilot Runway. Submissions for SkyPilot Runway’s 2017-18 season will be accepted until June 2, 2017.

“We’ve slightly altered our mission statement to develop not only work we plan to fully stage in the future, but interesting work we feel could benefit from development in a playwright-friendly environment,” says Sean Abley, SkyPilot’s new dramaturg and literary manager. “SkyPilot started out as a playwright-centric company, and we felt it was time to extend our reach beyond our mainstage season. We hope by supporting early drafts of work by a diverse group of playwrights and then sending them out into the world, we can do our part to contribute to a more diverse theatrical landscape in general.”

SkyPilot Runway will include 6-8 readings a season. The process will include a rehearsed, fully staged, script-in-hand reading directed by a prominent Los Angeles theater director in partnership with the playwright and dramaturg, followed by a intensely focused feedback session after the reading moderated by the dramaturg. Playwrights must be in the Los Angeles area, and available for all rehearsals and the reading.

In addition to the first Runway reading, Daniel Rover Singer’s The Cave, SkyPilot Runway will present readings of Loss of Limb by Liz Shannon Miller (Lights Off, Eyes Closed), and a play currently being developed by SkyPilot company member, trans playwright Natalie Nicole Dressel (Raise Your Hand…From the Dead!).

Los Angeles playwrights interested in having their work developed via the SkyPilot Runway track  should submit the following by June 2, 2017:

  • A copy of a full length play (no one-acts or musicals) including synopsis and any previous development of the work;
  • a bio;
  • a statement of any length explaining their goals for the script

Late submissions will not be considered.

Although there are no cast or technical limitations for SkyPilot Runway readings, playwrights wishing to be considered for a SkyPilot Theatre mainstage production should submit scripts with 6 or fewer characters, and minimal tech requirements.

Due the anticipated volume of submissions, SkyPilot Theatre Company will not be able to respond with feedback for those scripts not chosen for the Runway track.

Submit all materials to SkyPilotRunway@gmail.com.

“Big thanks to Sean Abley and SkyPilot Theatre for producing a fine staged reading of my new work The Cave.  I couldn’t have imagined a better cast of enthusiastic actors and Sean was an impressively organized producer.  The reading and post-show discussion proved essential tools to analyze my work-in-progress in front of an audience.  I’d even use exclamation points to express my praise but I NEVER use exclamation points.  Never!!”  — Daniel Rover Singer, Founder, Reduced Shakespeare Co.

SkyPilot Runway Presents Daniel Rover Singer’s THE CAVE

We’re excited to announce that SkyPilot’s newest developmental program, SkyPilot Runway, kicks off on April 5th with a staged reading of Daniel Rover Singer’s The Cave.

Join us for a staged reading of Singer’s new comedy and offer feedback to the playwright!

It’s FUN and FREE entertainment on a Wednesday night in Hollywood.

April 5th, 2017 at 8pm

The Pan Andreas Theatre

5119 Melrose Ave


Collection of Scripts Soon to Be Published!

Our Night of the Living Dead: A Celebration of B-Movies fundraiser is about to be published! Now, if you didn’t get to join us for that ridiculously fun night, you can read and laugh along!

A very special thank you to Sean Abley of Plays To Order (and our newest board member!) for getting this all to

Keep as eye out for a book signing and maybe, just maybe, a Night of the Living Dead 2!


SkyPilot Theatre Company Presents Murder…Murder…Murder

SkyPilot Theatre Company

Presents the World Premiere of


By Adam Hahn

Directed by Lois Weiss

Runs January 13th to February 5th—Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Sundays at 2pm.

Pan Andreas Theatre, 5119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or call 800-838-3006

It’s been one day since the murder of Lucius Grainvaile, ruining a perfectly good weekend for a small party of society’s somewhat elite at the Grainvaile Estate. Thank goodness among them is Edwin Montrose, the well-known detective! (Well, a moderately well known detective…Surely some have heard of him…Just look at his scrapbook!) Murder…Murder…Murder is a hysterical classic case of “Who done it?”, where everyone’s a suspect and the subsequent murders provide additional clues.

Written by Adam Hahn, author of critically acclaimed SkyPilot productions including KONG: A GODDAM THIRTY FOOT GORILLA, EARTHBOUND (LA Weekly Pick of the Week) and THE MERMAID WARS, comes a hilarious new comedy reminiscent of all your favorite detective crime dramas.

Set Design by Jordan Craig

Lighting Design by Douglas Gabrielle

Starring: Catherine Cox, Natalie Dressel, MacKenzie English, Stephen Juhl, Kelly Goodman, Marie Pettit Gregson, Sarah Marcum, Morry Schorr, and Duane Taniguchi