AracaWorks, a week-long series of play readings, will return for the fifth time this December 10-14, 2012 to celebrate more new work for the theatre.
AracaWorks premiered in December 2010, showcasing both established playwrights and emerging voices; past slates have featured the New York premieres of Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker (Roundabout Underground, Fall 2011), How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann (South Coast Repertory, Winter 2012), Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar (LCT3, Fall 2012), Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin (Second Stage Uptown, Summer 2012), Recall by Eliza Clark (Colt Coeur, Summer 2012), and That Good Night by Andrew Dolan (The Road Theatre Company, Summer 2012) .
In addition to plays by professional playwrights, each reading series presents a play by the winner of the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Award. Past winners: Lila Feinberg (Vertebrae), David Brian Colbert (C.O.A.L.), and Caroline V. McGraw (The Vaults).
Araca currently seeks play submissions from playwrights currently enrolled in post-collegiate and professional study programs nationwide. The style and subject matter of the play is up to the submitting playwright. Araca’s development team will select one play to be directed and performed by professionals in New York City in December 2012. The Araca Group will assume the playwright’s travel expenses to and from his or her program. Submissions must be received by November 16, 2012, and the reading will be held the week of December 10-14, 2012. Visit www.aracaworks.com for more details.
About AracaWorks: The Araca Group has always been dedicated to the cultivation of new work, beginning with Araca’s production of Urinetown, which was plucked from the New York Fringe Festival in 1999 and subsequently transferred from off-Broadway to Broadway. AracaWorks, a biannual week-long reading series taking place in New York City, shares this spirit. The goal of the series is to offer opportunities to new plays from emerging and established playwrights which might not otherwise be heard at this stage of their development process. Each play is paired with a director, a cast, and a brief rehearsal before a public presentation. This process strives to give audiences a glimpse into plays’ texts at their cores before the artistic and technical elements are added. In addition, through the AracaWorks Graduate Playwrighting Award, Araca is privileged to provide a preview platform for the work of playwriting scholars before they launch careers in the industry. Araca is thrilled to be part of an artistic community that nurtures new voices.
Caption:"Disgraced". Photo Credit: Erin Baiano.