"Let's Read a Screenplay" Workshop

Would you like to hear actors read your screenplay aloud from start to finish? We're seeking two feature-length screenplays of under 120 pages, in any genre, to be read by our actors in these two special 2-3 hour online workshops. If your script is selected, your roles will be cast for you, and you will have the opportunity to email your actors ahead of time with any necessary direction. If there is time following the reading, you'll receive feedback from the group. I will be selecting the screenplays based on how well they work as a staged reading.

 

The two scheduled readings are Saturdays, April 2nd and 16th, at 12:00pm EST on Zoom for 2-3 hours. Join us for one, or both!

 

If you'd like your screenplay to be the one of the two selected, you'd like to be considered for a role, or you'd simply like to observe, fill out the form below, and I'll get back to you. Questions? Check out the FAQs, or email me at Caroline@theScriptist.com

Workshop Submission Form

Fill out this form if you wish to be considered as our writer or one of our actors for the upcoming "Let's Read a Screenplay" Workshops on April 2nd and 16th. If selected, you will then pay the $20 fee. The selected writer for April 2nd will be notified by Sat, March 12th, and actors notified a few days after. (The selected writer and actors for the April 16th session will be announced at a later date.) Join us for one or both!

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How does it work?

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A script will be selected a few weeks in advance. Actors will sign up and be cast in a role. In advance of the workshop, the writer will email the script out, and may give specific direction for principal characters, though there will be no rehearsal. On the day of, everyone will gather on Zoom to read the script. If time allows, some feedback may be given to the writer following the reading.

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Where does it meet?

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On Zoom (based in NYC.)

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When does it meet?

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The two workshop dates currently scheduled are Saturday, April 2nd and April 16th at 12:00pm EST for 2-3 hours. Come to one, or both!

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How much does it cost?

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Actors: $20

Observers: $10

Writer: $20

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Who runs it?

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Caroline Gordon-Elliott, professional story coach

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Who can join?

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Actors will be cast ahead of time, and writers submit scripts for consideration. Anyone can be an Observer. 

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How is the script selected?

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A script will be selected a few weeks in advance. Selection will be based on script length, number of characters, and how conducive it is to having a staged reading. All genres welcome. Maximum 120 pages.

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What genres are accepted?

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All genres. However, scripts that are heavier on dialogue than action may be given preference.

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How are the actors selected?

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Caroline will cast based on descriptions given by the writer. Smaller roles will be doubled up to give the actor enough to do. Actors will submit a photo as well as their previous acting experience.

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Do I have to have experience as an actor to be cast?

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Preference will be given to actors Caroline has seen work in the past (since she knows what they can do.) Depending on the number of roles available, new actors may also be cast.

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Should I be worried about another writer stealing my idea?

A:

No. And not because it could never happen. If all another writer needed to sell a script was a good idea, everyone would be a writer. 

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