New Works Lab
Pangdemonium’s New Works Lab is returning in 2023.
The Lab aims to provide playwrights with intensive developmental support on one new, original play.
Selected writers will work with us through several stages of drafting, feedback, and inquiry over a few months, working closely with our Associate Director Timothy Koh. The program is process-focused and will culminate in a workshop and staged reading to an invited audience in the last two weekends of August.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re looking for playwrights who have:
- Completed their education or who are not currently enrolled nor preparing to enrol in a school or program.
- Some experience looking to further develop a full length play with a director. (not with a writing teacher)
- New, original pieces of writing that can be on any subject or topic.
- Character-driven, emotionally complex stories that demonstrate a strong command of English.
- Plays that are not adapted from any media unless you own the right to adapt them into a theatrical form.
- Plays that have not been fully staged.
- [However,] Plays that have been previously developed as part of a workshop, writing program, or other processes without a fully-staged professional production are highly encouraged. Please indicate developmental history of the play on the second page of the script, and anywhere else necessary.
- Draft of one full length, producible play
- A producible play is defined as having a reasonable cast, set, and prop requirements.
- A full-length play is defined as having a running time longer than 1h 20mins.
- Artistic Resume (One page)
- Theatrical, playwriting, or otherwise.
- Educational background, training, email, and phone number.
- Biography and a link to social media handles are optional.
- Statement of purpose (One page)
- What do you hope to gain out of developing this play with Pangdemonium?
- What else do we need to know about your artistic journey thus far?
- Tell us about the inspiration and drive for writing this play.
- Anything about yourself that you’d like us to know.
- The play should be in the English language, with the title and your name stated clearly on a cover page.
- Please include a character list on the second page.
- If the play has been developed in a previous workshop/class/programme, please indicate this below the character list. Include the theatre company/school name, programme title and dates.
- Please also credit the director, actors, stage managers, and other relevant personnel.
- Submissions that do not include a full length play, a resume, and a statement of purpose are incomplete and will not be considered.
- All submissions will receive an two acknowledgements of receipt – once just after the submission deadline and another regarding the status of the application once all have been reviewed.
- You must have the sole intellectual property rights to the play you submit. That is, the play should not be adapted from a book, movie, TV show, or other piece of media unless you own the rights to adapt such property to the theatrical form.