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 

 

JANUARY 21, 2015

Jerrod Bogard- playwright. Began his career as a traveling puppeteer. He has written, directed and performed productions for children and adults throughout the U.S. and Europe. His plays and musicals have been produced internationally. His musical Jack and the Soy Beanstalk'  is published with Samuel French and Baker's Plays. Other works published with Smith & Kraus, New York Theatre Experience and Indie Theatre Now. His play Hugging the Shoulder is newly published with Original Works Publishing. Alumni of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Two-time Semi-finalist for the National Playwright Conference. Now serving as Literary Manager to The Amoralists theatre company. Graduate Florida School of the Arts and Brooklyn College. See more at www.inkythumbs.com

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Kim Gainer is an writer and performer and former producing member of The Shalimar. She performed and toured internationally with company. Work with Shalimar includes: Phaedra in "La Femme est Morte" at PS 122, the Coil Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Stage Award, UK) Recent NY:"Lost Tribe" at Target Margin, "Fabulation" with Brave New World Rep, "Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret" with Superhero Clubhouse, Mariah MacCarthy's "Magic Trick" at Here Arts, "The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret" and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "The Octoroon" at PS 122. Regional: Miss Julie" at Actors Theater of Louisville, "From the Mississippi Delta" at Stamford Theatre Works and "Play by Plays" at Stageworks on the Hudson. She studied theater at The University of Michigan. She is the recipient of an artist's grant from the Bob Rauschenberg Foundation. She is also a burlesque artist who performs under the name Ms. Minty Newport. She is a proud member of Actors Equity.



MARCH 18, 2015 
Jennette Selig , daughter of mildly-itinerant preachers, grew up in California, Iowa and (several times) Kansas. She studied theater and women's studies at the University of Kansas before moving to NYC, where she works with expecting and new families (as Birth Sweet Brooklyn) and in audiobook production.



APRIL 15, 2015
Ethan Dubin is an actor, writer, and sometime solo performer. He recently acted in THE WHALE at the Adirondack Theater Festival. Upcoming: he will play Chelsea Manning in WON'T BE A GHOST in the Prelude Festival 2014, directed by Anna Brenner. Ethan and Anna will conduct a September residency at SPACE on Ryder Farms developing his solo work HITLER HAD PINEAPPLES. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and an alum of the Apprenticeship at Actors Theater Louisville.




MAY 20, 2015
Kenny Finkle : Plays include: INDOOR/OUTDOOR (Off-Bway, Trinity Rep) ALIVE AND WELL (Old Globe), PENELOPE OF ITHACA (Hangar Theatre), TRANSATLANTICA (Flea Theatre, Operating Theatre Company), A THOUSAND YEARS (FIU Theatre Festival) and SYD ARTHUR (Keen Company). Upcoming: POPNATION (new musical), U R STAR (a graphic novel musical for small audiences) and a series of radio dramas about the year 1993.



JUNE 17, 2015
Deepali Gupta is a playwright and songwriter in Brooklyn. Her works include Nicky Park Memorial Park and Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (2013 NY IT Award). She is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Workshop, and an MFA student at Tisch’s Musical Theatre Writing Program. SoundCloud: deepali-k-gupta






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.

Also coming to Magic Time...

Jay Owen Eisenberg is a New York-based actor, writer, and illustrator. He is also the person behind Here Is A Man (www.hereisman.com) and Nice Looking Doorstep (www.nice-looking-doorstep.com). Jay is currently working on the futuristic workplace web series SECUROCAM3000, which he co-created with Andy Zou, and gearing up to play Max in Taylor Mac's "HIR" at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis this winter. BFA: NYU, Experimental Theatre Wing. To learn more: www.jay-eisenberg.com. 

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