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Peek Behind the Curtain of New Play Development

(This Community Post was written by Prologue Theatre and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)  

Prologue Theatre is offering the community a unique opportunity for a glimpse into the workshop process with its virtual program FOREWORD: A New Works Series. Each play in the series receives a two-week intensive virtual workshop, a critical part of new play development, during which playwrights are paired with a director, actors and stage manager whose artistic talents help enhance the work.

Starting conversations is at the center of Prologue Theatre’s mission, so they have designed a series of conversations to pair with each of the monthly new play workshops.

  • New Play Development Conversation Series: During the first week of each workshop, Artistic Director Jason Tamborini will discuss the process of new play development with other members of the D.C. area theatre community.
  • Reading and Post-Show Conversation with the Playwright: At the end of each two-week workshop, there is a virtual public reading and post-show conversation with the playwright.
  • Deep Dive Conversation: Finally, in the week following the public reading, they will bring audiences back together virtually for an in-depth conversation into the key issues each play explores.

Join the Prologue Theatre community for one or all of the remaining new play workshops.

Up Next:
American Yu by Terence Patrick Hughes, December 11

For more details on the creative team for American Yu by Terence Patrick Hughes, registration for the virtual readings, and a full list of all the plays being workshopped through March, visit

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