Monday, July 30, 2018

The poll is closed - naughty words will remain un-bleeped

The voters of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast poll overwhelmingly voted to allow un-bleeped naughty words.

Thanks to everybody who participated in this poll.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Call for submissions: A MIDSUMMER'S PODCAST

Would you like your monologue or 10-minute play or excerpt to be in the next NYCPlaywrights podcast? We are looking for scripts. And you can check out the first podcast episode at

Submission Rules
  • The deadline is Sunday July 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • There is no fee for submission 
  • The submission can be one monologue or one ten-minute play or a ten-minute excerpt from a larger work.
  • The script must have something to do with summer or Shakespeare's "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"
  • Only one submission per playwright.
  • The monologue can only be one page long. 
  • The ten-minute play or ten-minute excerpt cannot be longer than 10 pages.
  • The submission should be sent by email, with the script itself as a file attached to the email as a PDF file.
  • Send the script to
  • All rights will remain with the playwright. 
  • The script must be submitted by the author of the script, no agents or others may submit. 
  • Make sure you have your name and your email address on the script. 
  • The monologue or play can be submitted by current residents of the United States only, for technical reasons.
  • It's OK if the play or monologue has been produced before. But not published.
  • The NYCPlaywrights selections decisions are final.
  • We will notify submitters of the decisions and announce the winning monologues on the NYCPlaywrights web site by Sunday August 5.
  • A recording of the play will be included in the NYCPlaywrights Podcast "A MIDSUMMER'S PODCAST" which will probably be posted mid to late August.
  • If you have any questions write to us at

An alternate way to include your work in the podcast

For those playwrights who are a little more tech savvy, a way to increase the likelihood that your work will be included in the NYCPlaywrights Podcast is to record it yourself.

Many people these days have recording devices - for instance the iPhone has a movie option in its Photos app. You can record your monologue or short play (no more than 10 minutes) and send it to us. You control all the aspects of the performance and get things just as you like them.

Let us know what you think in the comments below or email us at

Saturday, July 21, 2018


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Welcome to the NYCPlaywrights Podcast.

Or as Cosima Neihaus would say, "welcome to the trip man."

We are new at this so we would be glad to take your suggestions for what theater-related items to include in this podcast. Either leave a comment below or email your comment to

The Playwrighting Podcast episodes mentioned in this NYCPlaywrights podcast are:


  1. Welcome to the trip: 00:00
  2. Interview with Ken Wolf of Manhattan Repertory Theatre: 01:40
  3. George Bernard Shaw & Benito Mussolini: 14:12
  4. Reading: THE VERY DARK ROOM: 18:33 
  5. How to be a part of the next podcast: 27:36
  6. Dramatists Guild conference: 31:50