I'm not a playwright; how do I write a play and get it performed?
February 23, 2010 12:59 PM Subscribe
What's the best way for a writer who's not involved in his/her local theater scene to get a play performed on the stage?
posted by cirripede to media & arts (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not a playwright, and I've never been involved in theater, so the whole scene is pretty new to me. However, I do write, and I'm really interested in the collaborative aspect of staging a dramatic production.
If I were to go about completing a play, what would be the best way for me to go about getting it staged? Would I just phone the nearest local community theater group and send over the script? Would I have to start making contacts by volunteering at a theater first? I have no expectation of making this a career or getting my name on a Broadway marquee. It just seems like a fascinating challenge as a writer and artist.
Thanks for your help!