What is the Playwrights’ GYM?
The Playwrights’ GYM is a program that provides local playwrights with the opportunity to workshop new work. Collaboration with an emerging director is expected to assist the playwright to the end of his/her process. The GYM’s goal is to nurture new work in a safe environment, provide the “exercise” equipment needed to write a play, produce a new group of directors and develop plays to be performed at Dobama.
The GYM has three parts:
GYMreads, where staged readings of full plays are conducted in the theatre. These are scheduled throughout the season.
GYMworks, where scenes from plays are performed by local artists.
GYMrep/GYM production, where full-length productions of plays from the Playwrights’ GYM are produced. Plays produced in the first GYMrep were TELLING LIVES by Faye Sholiton and THE MIGHTY SCARABS by Cornell Calhoun III. Our second year of GYM production showcased GHOSTS OF WAR by Christopher Johnston.