Workshopping the New Play

A Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs

Series: Applause Acting Series
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Softcover
Author: George Sapio

Workshopping the New Play is a guide for playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and other theater professional and students. The book begins with an overview of the basics of playwriting and goes on to cover all aspects of the new-play workshopping process: selecting a director and/or dramaturg to run the workshop sessions, assembling a team of actor/readers and dealing with constructive criticism, putting together a staged reading of one's work, structuring a successful talkback, and properly and professionally submitting one's work to theaters. Throughout the book are essays by well-known theater professionals: playwrights, teachers, dramaturgs, an artistic director, a spoken word performer, and workshopping experts. The book is written in a friendly, nonacademic style, but should be valuable for educators as well as practitioners of theater.

$16.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00216668
ISBN: 9781495088223
UPC: 888680665548
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
160 pages


“George is a consummate pro, dedicated not just to the craft of playwriting, but the advancement of the art form through advocacy, production, promotion, and practical projects like this book.” – Donna Hoke, playwright

“Sapio knows the playwright's work doesn't end with the first draft. Here is a seasoned playwright who knows first-hand the joys and challenges of collaboration with the honest aim – to make the play the best it can be.” – Arlitia Jones, playwright

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