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The Playwrights Lab at Cotuit Center for the Arts


Our mission is to provide emerging and established playwrights a twice-monthly FREE forum to workshop and develop scripts in progress.

Led by playwrights James and Jean Anton and hosted by Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Playwrights Lab will be a place where plays-in-progress are shared, discussed, and nurtured in a community of peers. Membership is open to local playwrights who wish to refine and improve their work through thoughtful critique and discussion.

Meetings will occur on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Center, and on the 4th Saturday at the Centerville Public Library.

The first meeting of The Playwrights Lab is Nov 10 at the Center, 6–9pm, in the upstairs classroom of the Black Box. The second meeting will take place from 10am–12pm on Nov 23 in the conference room of the Centerville Public Library.

It is essential to a play’s development to hear it read aloud, and whenever possible, actors will cold-read from a playwright’s script. If actors are not available, member playwrights will read. Actors who are interested in doing cold reads (as well as contributing feedback to playwrights) are encouraged to become members of the Lab.

The Playwrights Lab will also support members by sourcing venues that are open to new work and sharing information on play-writing contests, submission opportunities, and grants.

Membership is free of charge, but will be limited to available space. To join the Lab, contact Jean and James Anton at jean@theplaywrightslab.org and/or james@theplaywrightslab.org.