Playwrights to workshop new scripts at Theater 4301

May 27, 2009

“An Evening Of New Works” Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. Theater 4301 Galleria Corporate Centre Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in association with The Dramatists Guild of America will present “An Evening of New Works” on June 5 at 8 p.m. at Theater 4301 in downtown Scottsdale.

“An Evening of New Works” will feature a selection of short plays, each no more than 10 minutes in length, by eight playwrights from Arizona and New Mexico. Some plays will be performed as staged readings while others will be more rehearsed presentations with minimal production elements. The purpose of the evening is to help the playwrights develop these new works. Audience members will be given the opportunity to provide feedback through a talk-back session with the playwrights. The plays to be presented are:

“Plots” by Robert Benjamin (Los Alamos, N.M.)
“The Guy from 1992” by Mare Biddle (Phoenix, Ariz.)
“Alex and Anne” by J. Boyer (Tempe, Ariz.)
“responsible” by Dennis Bush (Phoenix, Ariz.)
“Culebra” by David Dudley (Bisbee, Ariz.)
“BFF” by Debra Rich Gettleman (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
“Gray Lady” by Jackie Marx (Peoria, Ariz.)
“Together Alone” by Richard Warren (Paradise Valley, Ariz.)

“An Evening of New Works” includes adult language and content.

Single tickets are available for $5 from the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Web site at or the box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).
The Dramatists Guild of America was established more than 80 years ago and is the only professional association that advances the interests of playwrights, composers and lyricists writing for the living stage. The Guild has more than 6,000 members nationwide, from emerging writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.

Theater 4301 is located in the Galleria Corporate Centre at 4301 Scottsdale Road on the corner of Drinkwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, one block east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the Galleria Corporate Centre parking garage.

For more information contact Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street, Scottsdale. Box Office: 480-994-ARTS (2787). Web: E-mail:

Courtesy Photos: Robert Benjamin (l), Richard Warren (r)