Boiler Room Series

2018-19 Boiler Room Series Season

New Works Staged Reading #1

At the beginning of the season, Boiler Room Series launched an international, national, and local search for new plays. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a free staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned – new works will be announced on a rolling basis.

New Works Staged Reading #2

At the beginning of the season, Boiler Room Series launched an international, national, and local search for new plays. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a free staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned – new works will be announced on a rolling basis.

WOMXN on Fire Festival

Boiler Room Series is pleased to announce the return and expansion of the WOMXN on Fire Festival. Building on the success and audience feedback of the 2017-18 festival, this year the festival will feature even more 10-minute plays, one-act plays, and solo shows all fully staged in rep. Over the course of a week, audiences will have to opportunity to interact with an exciting and eclectic grouping of all new works by local, womxn playwrights. The full festival schedule will be announced in late December and ticket packages will be available then. See them all and stay for the audience talkbacks after every performance.

New Works Staged Reading #3

At the beginning of the season, Boiler Room Series launched an international, national, and local search for new plays. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a free staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned – new works will be announced on a rolling basis.

New Works Staged Reading #4

At the beginning of the season, Boiler Room Series launched an international, national, and local search for new plays. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a free staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned – new works will be announced on a rolling basis.

New Works Staged Reading #5

At the beginning of the season, Boiler Room Series launched an international, national, and local search for new plays. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a free staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned – new works will be announced on a rolling basis.

Turning up the Heat for New Voices

The Boiler Room Series at Keegan, named after the old boiler room of the pre-renovation Keegan Theatre, is a bold programming initiative that focuses on the development of new works and the producing of unique performances.

The name speaks to the two-part mission: crank up the artistic heat on new works in progress and let loose the creative voices of tomorrow’s theatre.

Since its founding, Keegan has always been a supporter and producer of new works. In addition to fully producing 17 World Premieres, Keegan has workshopped many new works and played a critical developmental role in dozens of others. The Boiler Room Series amplifies those efforts by actively seeking artists and projects in international, national, and local searches for new plays and musicals.

And when it comes to producing innovative and bold theatre – Keegan is no stranger. By offering support and a stage for unique performances and performers, Keegan’s Boiler Room Series promotes the creative edge that’s driving theatre in DC and beyond to new and unexpected places.

VIEW THE 2018-19 BOILER ROOM SERIES SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

Submit Your Play

Boiler Room Series kicks off with a rolling, international, 6-month search for new, full length plays for BRS New Works Staged Readings and a 3-month local search for the WOMXN on Fire Festival.

From thousands of entries, five plays will be selected to receive a workshop and free public staged reading complete with an audience feedback session.

BRS New Works Staged Readings: all playwrights find submission instructions and submit your new play here

WOMXN on Fire Festival: DC-area womxn playwrights find submission instructions and submit your new play here

Questions about the Boiler Room Series? Email BRS@keegantheatre.com

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