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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.

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