NY THEATER NIGHT: 6 Theater Professionals, 1 Night!


Date: Fri 10/18 @ 6:30pm


Perform & meet with six incredible New York Theatre Professionals! 

This panel will include:

Award Winning Theater Director & Playwright, Melisa Annis

Associate Artistic Director at Primary Stages, Erin Daley

Award Winning Playwright, Filmmaker and Memoirist, Brooke Berman 

Award Winning Theater Director, Portia Krieger

Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur, Adrienne Campbell-Holt ​

Award Winning Theater Director & Playwright, Pete McGete


Format

This panel is designed for you to showcase your work to the above six theatre professionals. You will have a brief Q&A with the panelists at 6:30 and then continue with private appointments. You will get written feedback after your appointment. 

Bring in your own 1-2 minute monologue or theatre scene (2-2.5 pages max) that you have chosen & prepared. Please bring in something that showcases you in the best possible light & make sure to bring 2 COPIES OF YOUR SIDES (one for the reader, we will provide the reader). 

Not sure which sides to bring? Access our library of stock sides HERE!                                                                                                       

      **PREPARATION**

  • Account - Please go to My Account to create your webpage. 
  • Headshot/Resume - PLEASE BRING SIX COPIES OF YOUR HEADSHOT/RESUME TO GIVE TO THE PANELISTS. 

*Guests are subject to change. 

Please understand that our workshops and classes are not job interviews or auditions. The presence of an industry guest is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment, and such contact as you may have with a guest in a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that person. All workshop companies are prohibited by law from offering or attempting to obtain auditions or employment for you. ** It is the law for all talent training services, of which workshops are a part, to be bonded with the Labor Commissioner of the City of Los Angeles. This seminar or class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent. Next Level Studios/One on One is bonded in the State of California: #70978001


About Theater Panel

Abby Katz:

Abigail Katz serves as Director of New Play Development for Atlantic Theater Company where she has been on the artistic staff since 2009. In 2014 she expanded Atlantic’s play development program by creating the Amplified Reading Series and Launch Commission for early career writers. She was previously Literary Associate and Dramaturg for The Civilians, where she worked on productions Brooklyn at Eye Level, This Beautiful City (The Vineyard Theatre) and Paris Commune (The Public Theater). She was also Producer for Voice & Vision, a company devoted to developing women theater artists. She teaches in Atlantic Theater Company’s Professional Conservatory program and the College of Performing Arts at The New School, and has taught in the MFA program at Columbia University School of the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook/Southampton as well as workshops at PlayPenn, Southampton Writers Conference, the Commercial Theater Institute, the Playwrights Foundation, CityWrights/City Theatre and Samuel French. A native New Yorker, Abigail received her MFA in dramaturgy from Columbia University School of the Arts.

Erin Daley:

As Associate Artistic Director at Primary Stages, Erin is deeply involved in the implementation of the theater’s mission of  sharing, supporting and inspiring the art of playwriting. In addition to working on the mainstage season, running the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group and curating the Primary Plus Reading Series, Erin has also taught for Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) and directed various freelance projects. Previously, she worked at The Flea Theater, Arena Stage, La Banda Films and is a proud graduate of Skidmore College.

Brooke Berman:

Brooke Berman is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and memoirist. Her plays have been staged across the country and internationally and include titles like Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages), Smashing (the Play Company), Sam and Lucy (SPF, The Royal National Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse) and many, many others.  She wrote and directed the short film UGGS FOR GAZA which premiered at the Aspen International ShortsFest where it won Audience Special Recognition. ALL SAINTS DAY, a short film she wrote, directed by Will Frears, won Best Narrative Short at the Savannah Film Festival and played at the Tribeca Film Festival. She adapted her play SMASHING for Natalie Portman and has written features for The Mark Gordon Company, Vox Films, Red Crown, and Fugitive. Brooke is the author of three nonfiction books including the memoir, No Place Like Home, published by Random House. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Barnard College.  She teaches screenwriting at NYU's Kanbar School of Film and TV and at the School of the New York Times. She was recently a Guest Teaching Artist at Bard College.

Brooke is currently developing an ensemble-based play about a racial diversity discussion group at an underfunded public school and putting together the feature film, Polly Freed, an adaptation of her play Out of the Water; it will be Brooke's feature directing debut. 

Abe Koogler:

Abe Koogler's plays include Advance ManBlue Skies Process, Kill Floor, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in 2015, and Fulfillment Center, which premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017.

Abe is a winner of the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Award and Williamstown Theatre Festival's Weissberger Award. He was a Michener Fellow at UT-Austin and is an alum of Juilliard's Playwrights Program. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Bloomsbury. He is a co-founder, with Katie Bender and Gabrielle Reisman, of Underbelly Theatre.

Beth Ann Hopkins:

Beth Ann is the Artistic Director and Founding Member of Smith Street Stage. SSS Experience: directed & adapted, ENEMY (The Actors Fund),  Christmas Carol; A Radio Play (The Pearl Theatre) as well as directed The Dangers of Tobacco (Genius) and The Tempest (Shakespeare in Carroll Park). Beth Ann has also directed Dead Man's Cell Phone, Steel Magnolias, These Shining Lives and Show and Tell (Stella Adler Studio/NYU). Beth Ann has trained in Suzuki with the Siti Company, Eric Hill, and the Berkshire Theatre Group. She is also an actor. Her first feature film, Hamlet in the Golden Vale (Roll the Bones), shot in Grantstown Castle in County Tipperary, Ireland, is due to be released this September 2019. This group also filmed a Virtual Realty short film in collaboration with the National Theater of London.

Adrienne Campbell-Holt:

Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur, a Brooklyn-based theatre company. Upcoming: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Broadway, Assoc. Director). Recent world premieres: CAL IN CAMO (Colt Coeur/Rattlestick), DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel (Colt Coeur @ HERE, NYC), KINGS by Sarah Burgess (workshop production, WP Theater), THE SURGEON AND HER DAUGHTERS by Christopher G. Nuñez (Cherry Lane), THE NEST by Theresa Rebeck (Denver Theatre Company), ONE CHILD BORN (Oberon at American Repertory Theater), HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH by MJ Kaufman (Colt Coeur @ HERE, September 2015), 52ND TO BOWERY by Chiara Atik (EST Marathon), REUNION by Greg Moss (South Coast Rep), EVERYTHING IS OURS by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur @ HERE), RECALL by Eliza Clark (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), FISH EYE (Colt Coeur @ HERE). Other productions: DEAR ELIZABETH starring Chris Henry Coffey and RED starring Tim Daly (Dorset Theater Festival, VT), THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT (Yale), world premiere of SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Steven Levenson (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE). Adrienne is a Time Warner/Women’s Project Lab 2014-2016 Fellow. She has developed work with the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and EST. Director of #makeitfair. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.

About Brooke Berman

Brooke Berman is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and memoirist. Her plays have been staged across the country and internationally and include titles like Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages), Smashing (the Play Company), Sam and Lucy (SPF, The Royal National Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse) and many, many others.  She wrote and directed the short film UGGS FOR GAZA which premiered at the Aspen International ShortsFest where it won Audience Special Recognition. ALL SAINTS DAY, a short film she wrote, directed by Will Frears, won Best Narrative Short at the Savannah Film Festival and played at the Tribeca Film Festival. She adapted her play SMASHING for Natalie Portman and has written features for The Mark Gordon Company, Vox Films, Red Crown, and Fugitive. Brooke is the author of three nonfiction books including the memoir, No Place Like Home, published by Random House. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Barnard College.  She teaches screenwriting at NYU's Kanbar School of Film and TV and at the School of the New York Times. She was recently a Guest Teaching Artist at Bard College.

 

Brooke is currently developing an ensemble-based play about a racial diversity discussion group at an underfunded public school and putting together the feature film, Polly Freed, an adaptation of her play Out of the Water; it will be Brooke's feature directing debut. 

About Erin Daley

As Associate Artistic Director at Primary Stages, Erin is deeply involved in the implementation of the theater’s mission of  sharing, supporting and inspiring the art of playwriting. In addition to working on the mainstage season, running the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group and curating the Primary Plus Reading Series, Erin has also taught for Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) and directed various freelance projects. Previously, she worked at The Flea Theater, Arena Stage, La Banda Films and is a proud graduate of Skidmore College.

About Melisa Annis

As a writer, Melisa's plays have been developed at and with Parity Productions, The Lark and Dorset Theater Festival at the Theresa Rebeck Writers Colony, The New School, Primary Stages, ESPA*Drills (2014), The Lark, The National Arts Club NYC, The Playground Experiment, and RAL.  She also had the joy of writing an episode for Amazon Studio's upcoming series for children (to be announced soon).   Mêlisa is currently working on a new musical with Grammy Award Nominee Jamie Floyd (details to be announced soon).  Mêlisa also teaches at the NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing program in NYC. 

As a director and dramaturge, Mêlisa has had the pleasure of working with and at Primary Stages, NY, The Ambassadors Theatre Group, London, The Arcola Theater, London, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center CO, Shadowland Stages NY, Tangent Theater NY, Clutch Productions, NY, Queens College NYC, Rebellious Subjects NYC, The Playground Experiment NYC, New York University NYC, Theater Masters FL.  Mêlisa is also a fluent Welsh speaker, and a total TV addict.

About Portia Krieger

Portia Krieger is a New York-based theater director who mostly works on new plays and musicals. Favorite productions include Olivia Dufault’s The Tomb of King Tot(Clubbed Thumb - New York Times Critic’s Pick!), Susan Bernfield's Tania in the Getaway Van (The Pool), Deborah Zoe Laufer's Be Here Now (Cincinnati Playhouse), Sofia Alvarez’s Friend Art(2ST Uptown), Sarah Einspanier's The Convent of Pleasure(Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Caroline V. McGraw's The Bachelors(Lesser America), Clare Barron's Baby Screams Miracle(Clubbed Thumb), and Eager to Lose, a burlesque farce Portia co-created with writer Matthew-Lee Erlbach, director Wes Grantom, and burlesque starlet Tansy (Ars Nova).

Portia has workshopped new plays and musicals with the O'Neill/National Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, 2ST, Roundabout Underground, New York Stage & Film, Rattlestick, Page 73, Ars Nova, the Lark, the Juilliard School, NYMF, and many others. She has been an inaugural O'Neill/NNPN National Director's Fellow, a member of the Civilians R&D group, a New Georges Audrey Resident, a member of the Drama League Directors Project and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and an Ars Nova Director-in Residence. She was the Associate Director of Fun Home on Broadway. She is a Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist and a co-founder of the New Georges Jam. Education: BA in Theater, Smith College.

About Pete McElligott

Pete McElligott is a director, writer, and teacher.  He is a founding member of The NOLA Project in New Orleans and Ten Bones Theatre Company in New York. The work of both companies has been featured in American Theater, The New Yorker, TimeOut, Village Voice, and The New York Times.  His writing has received several awards, an NEA grant, and been a featured selection of the NNPN.  He currently devises shows for his company in NY while writing shows for his company in New Orleans.

About Adrienne Campbell-Holt

Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur, a Brooklyn-based theatre company. Upcoming: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Broadway, Assoc. Director). Recent world premieres: CAL IN CAMO (Colt Coeur/Rattlestick), DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel (Colt Coeur @ HERE, NYC), KINGS by Sarah Burgess (workshop production, WP Theater), THE SURGEON AND HER DAUGHTERS by Christopher G. Nuñez (Cherry Lane), THE NEST by Theresa Rebeck (Denver Theatre Company), ONE CHILD BORN (Oberon at American Repertory Theater), HOW TO LIVE ON EARTH by MJ Kaufman (Colt Coeur @ HERE, September 2015), 52ND TO BOWERY by Chiara Atik (EST Marathon), REUNION by Greg Moss (South Coast Rep), EVERYTHING IS OURS by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur @ HERE), RECALL by Eliza Clark (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), FISH EYE (Colt Coeur @ HERE). Other productions: DEAR ELIZABETH starring Chris Henry Coffey and RED starring Tim Daly (Dorset Theater Festival, VT), THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT (Yale), world premiere of SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Steven Levenson (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE). Adrienne is a Time Warner/Women’s Project Lab 2014-2016 Fellow. She has developed work with the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and EST. Director of #makeitfair. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.

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