Theater for the New City is seeking writers, directors, and actors for its Combined Production Workshop. The theater is developing this workshop in an effort to find and develop talent for a continuing relationship with Theater for the New City. For writers and directors, the workshop will consist of 12 three-hour sessions, plus extra rehearsal time as needed and a performance open to the public and invited guests at Theater for the New City; some plays will also receive an excerpt performance at the 15th annual LES Festival and a run as part of Theater for the New City's 2010-11 season. The actors' workshop will consist of four three-hour sessions, including intensive work on auditioning, plus two or more guaranteed auditions for the chosen play. Actors who are cast will participate in eight more workshop sessions, plus added rehearsals as needed and one public performance, as well as possible LES Festival performances and a possible run at Theater for the New City. Lissa Moira (U.S. nominee for 2007 Susan Brownell Smith playwriting award for Before God Was Invented; Top 10 finalist for 2001 Chesterfield/Paramount International Screenwriting Competition for Time It Is; two-time Jerome Foundation grantee writer 1995-96, 2000 OOBR Award winner for acting), dir. Workshop runs approx. early Dec. 2009 through early May 2010 (depending how long the selection takes and the number of rehearsals required) at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., NYC.

Seeking—Writers with a play in development that needs to be honed, whether you wish to direct it yourself or work with a director from the group, who would like to continue the development process through a collaborative effort and take your play from auditions to performance and possible run at Theater for the New City; Directors with a play of your own or working with a writer on their play, or seeking a project to direct, to share in the creative process and bring new play into production; Actors who are interested in a collaborative effort to bring new plays to production, who wish to sharpen their auditions, character analysis and moment-to-moment skills. Note: Up to eight projects will be chosen for the first combined workshop. Producers are seeking unfinished “gems” with great potential, not necessarily perfectly polished pieces. The number and type of actors needed will be determined by the chosen play. Writers, directors and actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Send all submissions to Lissa Moira, 769 Union Str., Apt. 31, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Writers and writer/directors submit play in development; submission deadline is Nov. 15. Directors send resumes and actors send pic and resumes; submission deadline is Nov. 23. All submissions must include a phone number. Musicals are acceptable for submission if you have your own musicians and/or a rehearsal CD and your own choreographer (if needed); writers and directors are responsible for compensation of any outside talent, but no additional workshop fees are required. Total workshop fee is $450 for writers/directors with plays; $150 fee for actors for first four sessions before auditions, plus an additional $200 for remaining workshop session if cast; $350 fee required for directors who apply and are accepted without a project of their own; $400 fee required for playwrights without a director. All fees include workshop sessions, rehearsal and performance space, extra rehearsal time, and full production. Any writers, directors, and/or actors who wish to audit the workshop must pay a $25 fee per three-hour workshop session. For more info about writer-director-actor Lissa Moira, visit Possible pay provided.