The fifth annual festival, presented at 2 PM and 7 PM, features works by emerging and established playwrights and is curated by Dominic D'Andrea. All proceeds go to the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts.
Directors aligned for the event include D'Andrea, as well as May Adrales, Alex Corriea, Jackson Gay, Josh Hecht, West Hyler, Jessi D. Hill, Andrew Leynse and Jose Zayas.
According to Primary Stages, the event challenges playwrights to create "a highly theatrical singular moment; it is a form of theatre that looks at the most immediate storytelling event or core emotional content."
Additional contributing writers include Rachel Axler, Neena Beber, Maria Alexandra Beech, David Cale, Raul Castillo, Joshua Conkel, Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Lydia R. Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz, Bathsehba Doran, Christine Evans, David Grimm, Jason Grote, Sam Hunter, Chisa Hutchinson, Mara Jebsen, Nick Jones, Claire LaZebnik, J.C. Lee, Lisa Loomer, Michael Mitnick, Janine Nabers, Luanne Rice, KJ Sanchez, Tommy Smith, Lloyd Suh, Nilaja Sun, Adam Szymkowicz, Liz Duffy Adams, Brooke Berman, Bekah Brunstetter, David Caudle, Cusi Cram, Kara Lee Corthron, Adam Gwon, Michael Hollinger, Lila Rose Kaplan, Kait Kerrigan, Winter Miller, Julian Sheppard, Daniel Talbott and Ken Urban.
Playwriting students and ESPA alumni who will also be represented are Joshua Allen, Micheline Auger, Marin Gazzaniga, Mariah MacCarthy, Stacy O'Neill, Melissa Ross, Vanessa Shealy and Kate Tarker. Tickets, ranging $20-$50, are available by phoning (212) 279-4200 or by visiting TicketCentral.