WHAT IS Br!NK?
Each year, Renaissance Theaterworks puts out a call for Midwestern women playwrights to submit their work. Two playwrights are selected to receive the Br!NK Residency Award to develop and advance their work. The Br!NK Resident Playwrights spend a week with a director, cast, and dramaturg; a team dedicated to researching and considering the play from every angle. Following the workshop week, the plays are presented as staged-readings for the public at the week-long Br!NK New Play Festival (July 31 - August 5, 2018).
The Br!NK New Play Festival is unlike a traditional theatrical evening. These staged-readings are about the playwright’s work. At Br!NK, audience members are encouraged to stick around after the reading and give feedback to the playwrights, meet the actors and directors, and hang out with a community of people who are passionate about creating and enjoying new theatrical works.
The Br!NK New Play Festival also consists of Br!NK Br!efs - a collection of fully-staged 10-minute plays, as well as Playwriting Labs for aspiring or experienced playwrights. Festival goers can enjoy as many or as few events as they choose.
More information about the plays, playwrights, performances times and locations can be found at www.r-t-w.com/br!nk-festival