Apply for Mind the Gap Fall 2013
“Mind” the generation gap by meeting and interviewing someone of another generation, then writing a play inspired by their life stories. Teens age 14-18 and elders age 60 and up are welcome to apply. A group of 14 participants (7 teens, 7 elders) will be selected through an interview process. The session culminates in an invited sharing of work in which participants’ plays are read by professional actors.
No playwriting or theatre experience is
necessary, but enthusiasm and commitment
to the project is essential!
We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 session of Mind the Gap. Our next session will take place in Summer 2014. Application information will be available in March. To be added to our email list, please contact
Katie Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jackie Sibblies Drury is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 had its New York premiere at Soho Rep in fall, 2012, and its world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Jackie's work has been featured at PRELUDE.11, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Victory Gardens 2010 Ignition Festival, American Theater Company’s 10 x 10 Festival, and The Magic Theatre's Virgin Play Festival. Jackie received a 2012-13 Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. She was a member of the 2011-12 Soho Rep Writer/Director lab, a 2010-12 New York Theater Workshop Emerging Artist of Color Fellow, and member of The Civilians' R&D Group. She is the dramaturg and contributing writer for Zero Cost House, a collaboration between Pig Iron Theatre Company and Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada. Jackie is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a MacDowell Colony fellow, and is on committees to organize classes for Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops and The Public School New York. She is a graduate of Brown's MFA playwriting program, where she received the David Wickham Prize in Playwriting. Her play SOCIAL CREATURES was commissioned by Trinity Repertory Theater Company in Providence RI, and premiered there in March 2013. Jackie is the inaugural recipient of the Jerome New York Fellowship for 2012-2014. For The New York Times profile on Jackie, click here.
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Mind The Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop is made possible by the Michael Tuch Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
*The full schedule for Mind the Gap Fall 2013 is as follows. Please read the dates carefully, and please make sure you are available to attend all dates.
Tues 10/8 5-7pm
Tues 10/15 5-7pm
Tues 10/22 5-7pm
Tues 10/29 5-7pm
Weds 11/6 5-7pm (changed due to Election Day)
Tues 11/12 5-7pm
Tues 11/19 5-7pm
Tues 11/26 5-7pm
Tues 12/3 5-8pm (final readings)
Weds 12/4 5-8pm (final readings)
Tues 12/17 5-7pm
Interviews will take place during the week of September 30, 2013.