Boiler Room Series

2018-19 Boiler Room Series Season

New Works Staged Reading #2

Burst
by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Josh Sticklin

Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being. Not only did she build her company from scratch using nothing but willpower and fortitude, she also sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet. Because on top of being one of the fastest growing tech companies in history, Tactix, with Sarah at its helm, will usher this planet into the post-plastic era. A time where we need not worry or fret over the great destruction being done to our world from this non-biodegradable foe. With her eyes steady on her next round of funding, Sarah must persevere through a late night interview with a … READ MORE

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 full-length solo shows all fully staged in rep. Over the course of a week, audiences will have the opportunity to interact with an exciting and eclectic grouping of all new works by local, womxn playwrights. Ticket packages will be available when the full festival schedule is announced. 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.

Past BRS Staged Readings

New Works Staged Readings

Up the Ladder, Down the Slide
by David Valdes Greenwood, directed by Josh Sticklin

New Works Staged Readings

Reason for Return
by DC Cathro, directed by Josh Sticklin

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
by Darren Donohue, directed by Josh Sticklin

From Gumbo to Mumbo
(co-produced with Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA)
by Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown, directed by Duane Richards

Fabulous Monsters
written by Diana Burbano with music collaboration by Moises Vazquez, directed by Cara Gabriel

Obessiah
by Suzanne Willett, directed by Josh Sticklin

WOMXN on Fire Festival
10-Minute Shows

What to Do When You’re Suicidal But You Can’t Fight Fascists When You’re Dead
by Natalie Ann Piegari, directed by Mitu Tiwari Raphael

Ten
by Graziella Jackson, directed by Amy Hard

I Don’t Know What’s Weird
by Olivia Haller, directed by Clancey Yovanovich

Pen and Paper
by Elizabeth Crino, directed by Medha Marsten

Women Wear White
by Lindsay Adams, directed by Ashleigh King

Here Again
by Shanta Parasuraman, directed by Aria Velz

Full-Length Solo Shows

Guilty
by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, directed by Danielle A. Drakes
featuring Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler, directed by Dorothy Neumann
featuring Elaine Faye

WOF Fest Deadline Dec 31

The deadline to submit for the 2019 WOMXN on Fire Festival at Keegan is coming up December 31, 2019! Seeking DC-area womxn playwrights (10-minute plays, one-acts, and solo shows) and directors and DC-area actors of all types.  LEARN MORE ABOUT WOFF

PLAYWRIGHTS SUBMIT HERE
DIRECTORS AND ACTORS SUBMIT HERE

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

** Submission deadline Dec 31 **
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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