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Playwright-Driven Broadway Bound Theatre Festival to Launch This Summer

Tony winners Alice Ripley and Daisy Eagan will perform at the inaugural event, which will showcase 20 new plays.

Alice Ripley






Alice Ripley

The inaugural Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is set to launch July 30 in New York City. Over the course of three weeks, the festival will showcase 20 new plays at the 14th Street Y Theatre, with a focus on empowering playwrights to self-produce commercially successful shows.

“This whole festival starts and ends with the playwrights and their work,” Festival Director Lenore Skomal tells Playbill. Playwrights are the center of the production process and receive workshop development, industry mentorship, marketing and PR guidance, and aid with industry outreach.

“Experiential knowledge is so much better than reading it in a book or talking to someone over a cup of coffee. Going through the paces yourself completely changes your experience of it,” says playwright-author Skomal.

Click here for the full Playbill.com article published by Olivia Clement on July 26, 2017.