The Sixty-six Theater Co. strives to be a platform for the development and performance of new works. To support this aim, in partnership with The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Sixty-six Theater Co has developed “Writing with 66”.
“Writing with 66” is two components!
- “66 One Acts”: a quick-turnaround one act playwriting contest and
- “66 Premieres”: an annual in-depth development, workshop and performance of a selected one or two act play(s) relating to a specific theme.
66 One Acts
66 One Acts will be held 2 times a year, based on a challenge that Tennessee Williams’s set himself- to write a one act based on a newspaper article in one week.
Submissions are open to everyone. $10 per submitted 1 Act. Registered writers receive a writing prompt, based on a recent newspaper article, on a Monday and have until midnight the following Saturday (12 days) to submit their play. Voting company members select the successful plays (between 2-4 depending on length), assign directors, and start rehearsals. The directors then cast and start rehearsals. Two and a half weeks later the plays are performed at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Please refer to our FAQs- 66 One Acts for more information.
|2019 KEY DATES||Round 1||Round 2|
|Writing prompts sent (Monday)||3/11||9/9|
|Submissions due (Saturday 11:59pm)||3/23||9/21|
|One Acts Performed (Friday and Saturday evening)||4/12-13||10/11-12|
Registration for Round 1 Closed
66 Premieres signifies the company’s desire to invest in new works and playwrights. It will provide the playwright a space and opportunity to develop and stage their work with an experienced director and cast.
The company is seeking a new full length work to be premiered as the company’s fall main stage production. The play MUST be set in Los Angeles and MUST be a new work (premiers only.) Plays with a strong female lead are greatly encouraged.
Submissions will be accepted until 6/30/19 and the successful playwright notified mid July. The workshop/ rehearsal process will commence early August, with a four week run scheduled from 10/25. It is expected that the successful playwright/s will be available throughout the workshop/ rehearsal period to work with the director and cast.
Please refer to our FAQs- 66 Premieres for more information.