The purpose of the Indiana Playwrights Circle (IPC) is to encourage and develop playwrights, and to promote script writing, audience development, and related arts.
In 2012, Andy Black moved to Indianapolis with a freshly minted MFA in Playwriting in his hand. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Andy was looking for opportunities and began teaching playwriting at the Indiana Writers Center (IWC). One thing led to another, and the playwriting program there has expanded significantly, and the IWC now offers a full playwriting curriculum (taught by others, including Andy).
In the meantime, a community of playwrights sprang up, spurred by these educational programs, and many different kinds of creative activities have been taking place. Established in September of 2019, the Indiana Playwrights Circle is dedicated to creating community for playwrights and opportunities for them to develop their skills and get their work out.
Key activities sponsored by the IPC include:
Membership includes a membership for the Indiana Writers Center which entitles the member to discounted rates for writing classes and workshops, free scene nights, one free table read per year, access to playwriting coaches, and more! Still have questions? Email Indiana Playwrights Circle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an actor who is interested in being involved in IPC events such as scene nights or table readings, please click here to enter your name into our actors database! Actors in our database will be contacted for both scene nights and table reading opportunities. Please include a headshot! Networking with IPC can lead to many more opportunities as well! If you are already in our database and would like to update your availability for Scene Nights and Table Reads, please fill out an actor availability form. We look forward to working with you!
Steering committee members are listed below:
|Marcia Eppich-Harris||Media/website, Discussion leader at Scene Nights|
|Ashley Chase Elliott||Scene Nights coordinator and actor co-scheduler|
|Megan Ann Jacobs||Table Readings coordinator, actor co-scheduler, and IndyFringe liaison|
|Enid Cokinos||Membership, email|
|June McCarty Clair||Monthly Program, Carmel Theater Company
|Celeste Williams||IWC liaison, IWC Board President|
|Mary Karty||IWC liaison and board member|
|John Clair||Treasury Advising|
Playwright Coaching, Classes and Workshops
|Nicole Amsler||Marketing, IWC liaison and board member|
Our proposed calendar of events for 2020 are below:
|Activity||Date and time|
|Open Scene Nights||Every Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
|Table Reads||Last Sunday of the month. The dates below are for Table Reads in 2020. All Table Reads are at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.
|Member Meetings||First Sunday of every other month. The dates below are the meetings for 2020:
Questions? Email Indiana Playwrights Circle at email@example.com.
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