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Monday, September 20, 2010

The CORE Project - Script Development Workshop

THE CORE PROJECT is an intensive workshop for writers, directors and actors (or any combination thereof) to develop new plays. Playwrights will receive a 1 on 1 consultation with the artistic director about their play. Then they will have 5 private sessions to work on developing their script and work with a director and actors to have their play read.

Plays from the CORE Project will be selected for the Play Reading Series and for development. Plays developed within the workshop will also be considered for production in the Strawberry One-Act Festival. Plays that are finalists in the festival go on to be published in The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival series.

The CORE Project will be led by artistic director and producer Van Dirk Fisher. Enrollment is limited. Day time and evening time slots are available for each playwright enrolled in the CORE Project.

Early enrollment is $250 for Five (5) two hour sessions over Five (5) consecutive weeks, plus One (1) hour consultation on your script.

Enrollment after September 30th is $350.

To enroll go to or click here.

After you enroll in the CORE Project you can email your script in WORD format or as a PDF file to or mail it to The Riant Theatre, P.O. Box 1902, NY, NY 10013, Attn: The CORE Project.

The CORE Project will be held at our 2 locations:

NOHO: 419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, between Astor Place & East 4th Street.
Trains: #6 to Astor Place and the R train to 8th Street.

TRIBECA: 12 Debrosses Street between Greenwich St. & Hudson Street.
Trains: #1, A,C,E to Canal Street.

Directors should submit a resume and letter of interest or intent and Actors may send their picture and resume by email to or by mail to obtain an audition. The Riant Theatre is a multicultural theatre. All are encouraged to apply. Materials should be mailed to: The Riant Theatre, P.O. Box 1902, NY, NY 10013. Please include a S.A.S.E. for the return of materials.


The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry One-Act Festival from January 31, 2011 – February 13, 2011
The Riant Theatre is accepting submissions of 15 – 30 minutes one-act plays.
Artistic Director, Van Dirk Fisher. Plays must have their own director and cast and be able to be presented from January 31 - February 13, 2011. Plays will be performed at The Hudson Guild Theatre. The Playwright with the Best Play will receive a prize of $1,500 and development deal. Awards of $150 will also be given to Best Director, Best Actor & Actress. Some of the plays in the festival will be considered for publication in the anthology series: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 8. For an application visit the website: or send a SASE.
The Riant Theatre, P.O. Box 1902, NY, NY 10013, Attn: The Strawberry One-Act Festival (Winter). Deadline: October 30th.
Volunteers and Interns send resumes.
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