National Playwrights’ Symposium

THE NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS SYMPOSIUM AT CAPE MAY STAGE

Aspiring Playwrights, Students, Faculty, and Emerging Professionals

One-on-One Instruction and Evaluation with Pulitzer, Tony, and Drama Desk Award-winning Playwrights including:

The National Playwrights Symposium is a four-day play-writing intensive at Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse. The program consists of rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft and business of play-writing among a wide range of distinguished guest artists in Cape May, NJ.

Classes will meet daily:
9:00am-1:00pm
Instruction/Lecture series with guest writer on chosen themes
2:00-5:00pm
Personal Instruction with writers to review & critique work

  • Daily assignments are given and the following day’s instruction will include a formal review of the work
  • Opening Reception and Orientation for Participants
  •  Complimentary tickets to a staged reading of one of the Playwright’s plays.

Tuition:
SYMPOSIUM FEE:
$595 for applications received by March 1
or
$645 for applications received after March 1

DEPOSIT DUE:
$300 (non-refundable) – Within 5 business days of application approval. We will provide a payment notification at the time of acceptance.

DISCOUNT HOUSING* (optional):
$350 for 5 nights of shared accommodations with another symposium attendee (2 per room) at Camelot Motel. We will arrange your suitemate or you can request a specific attendee.
or
$650 for 5 nights of private (not shared) accommodations at Camelot Motel.

Suites have two double beds in the bedroom, one sofa bed in the living room, a dining table, a desk and a small kitchenette. The motel is a 10-minute walk from Cape May Stage and close to many stores and restaurants.

Alternate accommodations may be arranged by the attendee although we encourage you to join us at The Camelot.
​$Participants:
20 Playwrights will be enrolled in the program.

To Apply Visit: Application

 

For more information:

Email: symposium@capemaystage.com.

Or Call :(609) 884-1341.

Deadline for Submission: April 1, 2017
Please note: Scheduled playwrights are subject to change.