Round Table Series
Every year, finalists and other writers who submitted to the annual Playwrights Program are invited to a series of table readings hosted by DVRF.
Over the course of 5-6 weekly meetings, each writer will have one of their full-length plays read aloud by professional actors. A special industry guest will be in attendance, as well as staff from DVRF and our producing partner, OHenry Productions.
What follows is an intimate discussion of the piece. It is our hope that these meetings not only provide a variety of perspectives on each work- commercial, dramaturgical, and aesthetic- but also an opportunity for playwrights to network with other writers and members of industry. Past guests have included Tony-winner Greg Nobile (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”), Kimberly Loren Eaton (“The Velocity of Autumn”), representatives of major non-profit theaters, and independent producers from New York City and beyond.
Past Round Table Groups:
2019 Lekethia Dalcoe | Carl Holder | Yilong Liu | Morgan McGuire | James Presson | Alexis Roblan
2018 Sarah Fiete | Fedna Jacquet | Kate Dakota Kremer | Stefani Kuo | Dan O’Neil
2017 Dana Leslie Goldstein | Jessica Hinds | Deneen Reynolds-Knott | Allan Staples | Andre Thierry