Writing with 66

A contemporary ensemble theatre company in West Hollywood

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 DATESRound 1Round 2
Writing prompts sent (Monday)3/119/9
Submissions due (Saturday 11:59pm)3/239/21
One Acts Performed (Friday and Saturday evening)4/12-1310/11-12

Registration for Round 1 Closed

66 Premieres

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.

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