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This event is about bringing talented emerging and professional playwrights together with some of the world’s most renowned  artists in an environment of community, creativity and craft.  If you join us, it will be because you have something to offer, and we hope you will find growth and inspiration while you are here.


Each day will begin with a complimentary continental breakfast for you to enjoy before starting with a featured guest each morning.  In the past, we have hosted great playwrights including Christopher Durang, David Auburn, Lisa D'Amour, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, Amy Herzog, Nicky Silver, David Ives, Israel Horovitz, Ken Ludwig, Halley Feiffer, Lee Blessing, Steven Dietz, and William Mastrosimone and others. Our guest experts present differing programs and ideas and may ask you to participate in various writing exercises and discussions throughout the symposium.  We’ll have actors available to read your work and that of our esteemed guests. We will break for lunch and then resume our sessions in the afternoon.


After a daily workshop is finished, you will have a small group session with one of our esteemed Master Playwrights, so you can have a more personal discussion about your work. 


After dinner, evenings and nights will be spent preparing for the next day, writing, and socializing with your fellow playwrights, some of whom may become lifelong friends and collaborators.


Again, welcome to Cape May Stage. We hope you join us and will find this experience informative, enlightening and inspirational. We are looking forward to seeing you and your work!


Best regards,


Roy B. Steinberg
Producing Artistic Director

Cape May Stage    


Shawn Fisher

Director, National Playwrights Symposium

at Cape May Stage



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