PS’ Writers’ Groups have started the Fall Session as of yesterday. Writers’ Groups meet weekly (excepting holidays) and are run on a feedback and accountability model. While not all of the projects that our writers finish end up being Playful Substance productions, all of our productions now come either directly out of our Writers’ Groups or from our current/former WG members. We also provide practical support for our writers who want to self-produce. Our Writers’ Group “season” culminates in an event called Pithy Party, in which we share excerpts of works in progress from our Writers in a loose, deliciously casual reading party. The event is free and is followed by a celebration with food, music and a cash bar. We expect our next Pithy Party to officially close out our 2019-20 Season sometime in June 2020.

PS’ first production of the 2019-20 Season (our 2nd full season) is “Shelter In Place”, written and directed by Raphael Perahia

When the fire alarm goes off in Jahoose’s Adult Education Drawing class (Mondays at 4:00pm) and the FDNY issues a mysterious command to “Shelter In Place”, five misfits realize that they have become more invested in one another’s lives than they ever expected.

A Playful Substance Production. Written and Directed by Raphael Perahia.


Rahoul Roy

Dan Kellmer

Megan Greener*

Nicole Amaral

Under St Marks on October 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, November 1st and 2nd at 8 pm.

(Images coming soon)


PS’ 2019-20 season has two more pieces …

A Currently Untitled Play by Lauren Lindsey White

And a remount of PS’ successful Good Works Series project “Still We Grow” to benefit LifeWay Network, a local organization that provides housing and support for female survivors of Human Trafficking.

Also to come this season: A series of one day workshops for collaborators on different aspects of craft, Director Development programs that will run in tandem with our Writers’ Groups, readings for works coming out of our Writers’ Groups, and whatever else we can think of to stay connected and have fun!

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A feature article Niki Hatzidis wrote about Playful Substance for OnStage Blog: https://www.onstageblog.com/new-blog-1/2019/6/24/playful-substance-finding-your-artistic-tribe


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