New Play Reading Series
FIRST FLIGHT is a development series for new plays. The creative energy born at FIRST FLIGHT serves as a source of inspiration for playwrights, provides opportunities for directors and actors to work on exciting new plays from their inception, and increases the appeal of new plays for the audience. Please join us!
Wednesday Nov 14th at 7pm
by Zack Calhoon
Directed by Jordana Williams
Beginnings and endings. Last dates and first dates. We enter relationships with the best of intentions and refuse to abandon them when all is lost.
Thursday Nov 15th at 7pm
by Terence Patrick Hughes
Directed by Cailin Heffernan
A farcical tragedy about family, fame, and the impossibility of going home again.
Friday Nov 16th at 7pm
DREAM OF A DEER AT DUSK
by Adam Kraar
Directed by Jen Wineman
A lyrical drama focusing on an idealistic 15-year-old girl trying to rescue a 27-year-old autistic man from the persecution of their small town.
Saturday Nov 17th at 3pm
by Isaac Rathbone
Directed by Linda S. Nelson
An Upstate New York man uncovers a magical lawn gnome after an early spring thaw. It grants him his wishes, but each come at a cost. A tale of greed, lust, betrayal, snow and Wal-Mart.
Sunday Nov 18th at 3pm
LOOKING FOR THE QUESTIONS NOT THE ANSWERS
by Lavinia Roberts
Directed by Sarah Norris
A librarian, disillusioned by the lack of interesting reference questions, posts a flyer on the NYC subway seeking questions. The response she gets will surprise you.
Sunday Nov 18th at 7pm
by Mateo Moreno
Directed by Kent Burnham
A dark comedy of love and loss told through the eyes of one troubled young man as he tries to document his memories before he leaves everything behind.
All FIRST FLIGHT and EXTENDED FLIGHT readings will be held at ART/NY, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd floor. For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of $5 per reading are suggested.
Boomerang Theatre Company welcomes submission of new plays to our FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival.
FIRST FLIGHT provides rehearsal space, casting assistance and a public presentation to plays in development. We are especially interested in plays that deal with modern issues and questions, use theatricality in their presentation, and have a creative use of language. Submissions are not limited by subject matter, cast size, cast breakdown or setting requirements.
Each year, Boomerang has an open submission window from Aug 1st to Sept 15th in which to receive unsolicited script samples and materials. Please note: We now only accept submissions during this window. Submitting at other times will not be logged and read.
Unfortunately, what FIRST FLIGHT is not is a showcase in New York City for fully finished plays looking for production. No productions are guaranteed from participation in FF and there is no competition to "win" the festival.
Please submit 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter, 3) a synopsis of your play, and 4) a 10 page sample of the play. Note: this does not have to be the first 10 pages; merely the 10 pages that best represent the play and your writing.
Boomerang is no longer accepting submissions in hard copy. Please send materials electronically only.
Please submit materials to:
The Boomerang Theatre Company
Questions can be directed to email@example.com