The Dark Room is a place where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. Held on the second Tuesday of every month, this ongoing event affords emerging and veteran playwrights the space and resources to develop new works. The Dark Room offers a venue to workshop plays, novels, poems, or any other written work in a supportive, yet critical environment.
And don’t forget – FREE Beer!
Writers – bring your work! Actors – come out and read!
Suggested donation of $5 is welcomed at the door, but not required.
If you are interested in being a featured writer at a future evening of The Dark Room, please send a 20-30 page script along with a short bio, cast requirements, descriptions of the characters, and a synopsis of the piece. Writers wishing to present during the open session portion of The Dark Room may submit shorter works, up to ten pages, in advance of the event or bring them on the night of the event. Open session readings are first come, first served until all slots have been filled. All submissions should be e-mailed to Mindy Herman or John Busser.
New Play Development at CPT
CPT is proud to be a leader in providing platforms for new work and emerging artists.
CPT has led the community in producing new plays by local and nationally recognized playwrights. In just the past 12 years, CPT produced 118 staged readings and showcases, 114 workshop productions, and 50 full productions of world premieres—in addition to hundreds of community-created plays read, workshopped, and performed through our education and community programs.
ENTRY POINT | Jan 17 – 19
a platform for artists to share their work in the early stages of creation, presented in a festival-like environment that encourages artist-audience exchange
TEST FLIGHT | Mar 21 – Apr 20
local and national artists are offered the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to self-produce workshop productions of new works, presented in a multi-week series
CATAPULT | year-round, ongoing
a customizable fellowship program that was developed to move projects from early to mid-development phase to being “production-ready”—made possible through support from the Nord Family Foundation