Judson Arts’ playwright development program selects one writer or writing team each month, offering 15 hours of free rehearsal time and space, and culminating in a Loft party packed with drinks, food, and a brand-spanking-new play or thing that looks nothing like a play. The art is often raw and unready, just how we like it.

Every Third Wednesday of each month:
Doors open at 55 Washington Square South at 7pm
Free drinks and eats until the show at 7:30 pm


The Astonishing 2014-2015 Magic Time Lineup

Wednesday, June 17
Doors open at 55 Washington Square South at 7pm
Free drinks and eats until the show at 7:30pm

Emily Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, sculptor, and costume designer. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her performance works include Luna! Luna! Luna! (Granoff Center), LAS VOCES (Granoff Center), I Am One of Them and So Are You (Brown University), and the upcoming DELILAH (What Is Love? Baby Don't Hurt Me) which will be performed at Dixon Place on July 25th as a part of the HOT! Festival. Her performances seek to subvert the despotism of white femininity through the act of scrambling and recontextualizing objects and imagery from popular/majority culture. Her costumes have been seen at the Judson, Center for Performance Research, Theatre for the New City, and Invisible Dog. Images and contact information can be found at emilyaoliveira.tumblr.com


Everything Happens for a Reason blends every teary, post-rose-ceremony limousine interview from four seasons of ABC's hit reality game show The Bachelor into a single monologue. By re-performing over 70 iterations of nationally televised confessionals about the nuances of romantic rejection, Oliveira examines the (sometimes funny, sometimes heartwrenching) ways in which which women are encouraged to externalize, narrativize, and therefore perform their sexual/romantic experiences for others. In re-purposing these texts, she will reclaim the externalization of feminine sexuality and romance as a performative act.

JULY 15, 2015
Dipika Guha writes plays that are lyrical, funny and formally inventive. They include THE BETROTHED (Wellfleet Harbour Actors Theatre), THE RULES (Old Vic New Voices, Superlab Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons, BLOWN YOUTH (Barnard/New Georges) and I ENTER the VALLEY (Weissberger Nom ’14, Kilroy List). MFA: Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel.

AUGUST 19, 2015

Will Nolan hails from Atlanta, but has been in the NYC area since 1994. A performer, writer, and director, he is thrilled to return to the NYC stage tonight with Deeper into Lady Land! or The Gospel According to Kelly Clarkson. His first outing with tonight’s star, Leola, was in Lady Land!, performing to sold-out crowds in NYC, New Jersey, Greensboro Fringe Festival, and the inaugural Atlanta Fringe Festival. Will continues to perform with the highly successful Mortified series around the country. He is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America. 




Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

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