PBD is excited to announce the launch of Drama(in the)works, a new series from The Dramaworkshop that offers weekly readings of evolving plays and involves the audience in the process of determining which works will be included in the 2021 New Year/New Plays Festival. Each reading will be followed by a talkback, and the audience’s feedback will be part of the assessment when Producing Artistic Director William Hayes selects the roster of plays to receive readings on PBD’s mainstage as part of the third annual Festival next season. Drama(in the)works takes place every Monday from January 13 – May 18, 2020 at 7pm in the Diane & Mark Perlberg Studio.
“PBD is committed to discovering and developing stimulating new work, and we think that involving an audience at a fairly early stage of the process can be very beneficial,” says Bruce Linser, manager of The Dramaworkshop. “Plays are meant to be spoken out loud to a roomful of people. The response from the audience, whether it’s laughter or silence or restlessness or enthusiasm, is informative. It has an impact. Without the audience, it’s tougher to determine how well a play is working. So, theatre enthusiasts will not only be helping PBD, but they’ll have a rare opportunity to participate in a show’s growth and, consequently, help us shape our 2021 Festival.”
Readings are free to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Please contact the box office at 561.514.4042 ext. 2.