Super-rad video footage generously provided in part by Conversations with William M. Hoffman, Produced at Lehman Studios, Lehman College/CUNY.
The cornerstone of our programming for playwrights, Tuesdays@9 is a free weekly session that presents excerpts of new writing-in-progress within a social and supportive environment.
How It Started
In 1991 company playwrights Frank Pugliese, Pippin Parker and others watched the Gulf War’s broadcast on television and felt compelled to write about it. Giving themselves a weekly deadline, they began meeting on a regular basis to share their experiences, and thus Tuesdays@9 was born. Twenty-three years later, it’s still going strong.
How It Works
An arena for new works hot-off-the-press, T@9 has an open submission policy that serves more than 280 new works by nearly 200 New York writers each year. Writers are invited to submit 10-page samples of plays, screenplays, fiction, poetry, songwriting, or any other form; selections are made each week, cast on the spot, and given a cold read.
The forum is led by Creative Directors Joe Danisi and Andrea Cirie in New York and Kevin Hoffer in Los Angeles. It attracts over one hundred people each week who gather to listen and participate in the readings. From renowned writers such as Kenneth Lonergan to those just beginning to shape their voice, Tuesdays@9 continues to be one of New York City’s preeminent developmental programs.
How To Get Involved
If you’d like to submit work or be considered for casting, we recommend attending one session first to get a feel for the environment and process. It’s very accessible and welcoming.
Playwrights: To submit, please bring two copies of your 10-page sample with your contact information CLEARLY marked on the cover, and deliver them to one of the Creative Directors.
Actors: Each cold reading is cast on the spot, so it is advised that you arrive approximately one half-hour early and introduce yourself to our Creative Directors. It will then be possible to be up for consideration in a reading.
Musicians: To play your music at Tuesdays@9, please deliver a disk or USB with a few song files to one of the Creative Directors. Or you may ask them for their contact information if files or a website link needs to be emailed.
Audience: If you’d just like to participate as an audience member, all you need to do is show up! Any night, any week, any month. We’re always there ready to welcome you in.
How To Get There
Tuesdays@9 in NYC: Theatre80 at 80 St. Marks Place
Tuesdays@9 in LA: Atwater Village Theater at 3269 Casitas AveTuesdays@9 is made possible by: