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Your play could by our next fully-staged production!


Announcing American Bard Theater Company’s first Playwright Invitational.

We are seeking full length plays for consideration for

our fall 2022 Corner Stone Reading Series. 

   "Writers! Thank you for your submissions to our first Playwright Invitational.

Submissions are closed and we are in the final selectione process.

Our Corner Stone Reading Series, featuring staged readings

of the top three plays, will be presented on

October 3October 24, and November 7, 2022,

in midtown Manhattan at

The Chain Theatre - 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor Studio Theater. 

These plays will be considered for American Bard Theater Company’s

the next fully-staged production.

Our Corner Stone Reading Series was started in 2015 as an opportunity to work with our network of artists and invite our audience into the incubation process of a potential fully-staged production for American Bard. These readings are offered as free programming and are open to the public.

The top six finalist plays:

 The Woman with the Teal Scarf by Nina Mansfield


The Sweet Spot by Alice Jankell


Pecking Order by Robin Rice


The Terror of Tulle by Lisa Kimball


A Flower of the Field by Colin Speer Crowley


Four Sparrows by Rich Rubin

The three winning plays will be announce by September 26, 2022.

We thank you and look forward to getting to know you and your work!

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