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    Calling All Alumni!

    Do you have news to share? Are you working on a new project? Celebrating your marriage or the birth of a child? Please send your news to Robert Hoyt at hoytr@newschool.edu or:

    Robert Hoyt
    Director of Professional Development
    School of Drama
    151 Bank Street
    New York, NY 10014

    Moving? Please keep your contact information up-to-date by sending your current mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address to alumni@newschool.edu. Stay in touch to receive alerts about upcoming events and opportunities to network with other alumni and professionals in theater, television, and film.

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    Drama Alumni Theater Companies & Industry Affiliations

    A listing of Drama Alumni professional affiliations, with company descriptions and website links.
    Drama Alumni Industry Affiliations [PDF]

    Drama Alumni Alliance

    The Drama Alumni Alliance is a group of graduates who serve as a resource for the alumni body, creating social opportunities and facilitating networking opportunities, industry contacts, and professional development. The Alliance is focused on maintaining an alumni community in which the graduates of various years can communicate and work together.

    The Alliance meets twice each academic year and is open to all graduates. If you are interested in participating, please contact Robert Hoyt, Director of Professional Development, at 212.229.5859 x2630 or hoytr@newschool.edu.

    Drama Alumni Play Development Project

    Currently on hiatus.

    Drama Alumni Playwright Lab

    The Drama Alumni Playwright Lab is a development and support organization for all alumni playwrights. Participation is open, flexible, and on an "as-needed" basis, based on each individual playwright’s need.

    All interested playwrights meet as a bi-weekly/monthly group, guided by a Lab Team Leader (an alumni volunteer). As a group, they aid each other in the development of a project by reading pages aloud and offering analytic response. Feedback is tailored to the needs of the writer and the stage of development of the piece. The Lab culminates in a table reading of the work, on a rotating scheduled determined by the Lab participants and trusted ears whose presence the playwright requests. The Lab Team Leader facilitates valuable feedback with the playwrights involved.

    The Lab can also lead into the Alumni Play Development Project, allowing the playwrights to hear their play read by alumni actors, under the guidance of an alumni director, in a safe environment whenever and as often as they need to hear a draft, leading to further development and the possibility of a fully staged reading for an audience and industry and possible realized production.

    This Lab work also serves as a social and networking experience designed to encourage a system of support. This opportunity creates a valuable community among fellow writers, helping to alleviate the isolation of the writing process and facilitating the sharing of experiences, fears, and ambitions. As each alumni playwright has new readings, workshops, and productions, the process will provide a forum for the sharing of writing techniques, collaborators, presenters, and developmental procedures. The primary intention of the Lab experience is to provide a network of support for alumni playwrights to write and receive feedback in a safe environment, ideally resulting in a work that exists outside of the Lab — whether it moves on to the Alumni Play Development Project, theater submission, or subsequent production.

    If you are interested in participating, please contact Robert Hoyt, Director of Professional Development, at 212.229.5859 x2630 or hoytr@newschool.edu.

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