The Dark Room

August 10, 2021

Doors open at 7:15pm (ET), Readings at 7:30pm (ET).

FREE. RSVP to Mindy Herman at to reserve your spot.

The Dark Room is an "open mic" for playwrights where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, The Dark Room is open to all writers and performers, as well as audience members interested in cold readings of new scripts. Part of CPT's New Play Development programming, The Dark Room provides new and experienced writers the opportunity to test drive their new play, novel, poem, or any other written material in a supportive, yet critical, environment. Playwrights may bring up to 10 pages of material and actors are cast on the spot.

The Dark Room at CPT on August 10!

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.

The Dark Room is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

WRITERS: If you are interested in having your work presented in The Dark Room, please email up to 10 pages of new work along with character descriptions. The deadline for writing submission is 6:00pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Please include your last name and the name of the piece in the title of your file. Open session readings are first come, first served until all slots have been filled. Writers who send full scripts or significantly longer works will not be considered. All submissions should be e-mailed to Mindy Herman or John Busser.

ACTORS: If you would like to perform in The Dark Room, please email Mindy Herman by 6:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month to be considered.

Tuesday, August 10

Sign-up begins at 7:00pm
Readings start at 7:30pm


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