ESPA Drills is an annual new play development program providing staged readings to ESPA playwrights. Each June, four plays are selected from dozens of submissions for development at Primary Stages. They are then cast and presented before an audience of industry peers on an Off-Broadway stage later that summer. ESPA Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for ESPA writers to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages.
A Small History of Amal by Amal, Age 7
directed by Lisa Peterson
It'll take a precocious seven-year-old and a little Bollywood magic for an atheist to make peace with the god of death.
Monday, August 18
All readings are open to the public, and will be held at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.
For more information about ESPA Drills or to learn more about our writers, please go to www.primarystages.org/espadrills or call ESPA Administration at 212-840-9705. To RSVP for another ESPA Drills reading, just click on the link below!
August 18 at 5:00pm
Mexico by Rachael Jenison
August 19 at 5:00pm
The Amelia Episodes by Kat Ramsburg
August 19 at 8:00pm
Any Day Now by Nat Cassidy
When & Where
Primary Stages ESPA
Primary Stages Marvin and Anne Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is a multidisciplinary school with departments in writing, acting, and directing. Now in its ninth year, ESPA has refined actors who have been seen on and off-Broadway, developed writers whose work has won awards and received workshops and productions, and served as a professional and artistic home for emerging talent. ESPA is defined by its strong commitment to collaboration through programs such as Detention, a monthly series that partners ESPA writers, actors, directors, and a faculty advisor in the creation of highly original performances. Having provided a home to over 2,500 students, ESPA has become a leader in performing arts education through its excellence in training, collaboration and networking opportunities, and strong professional community. ESPA is open to all artists, in all stages of their careers.