MOMENTUM ’19

New Plays at Different Stages

 

 

2018 FESTIVAL PLAYS

PerKup Elkhorn By Isaac Gomez

September 20, 2018 – 7:00pm

PerKup Elkhorn

By Isaac Gomez

Directed by Marc Masterson

 

Welcome to PerKup Elkhorn, the best coffee shop around in a quaint Wisconsin town. Owner Lori and her pal Vicki are testing out the market for cold brew and debating swinging by the local RibFest with Vicki’s’ husband Jeff and their recently returned childhood friend, Eric. Something shifts when newcomer Pedro visits the shop to use the wifi and touch base with his job in Chicago. The ensuing encounter will forever alter these five interwoven lives in this searing portrait of present day America.

PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE

ERIC MICHA HOLMES

TBA

DGF FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Fellows program is a selective, year-long intensive for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters. The program pairs talented writers with accomplished professional mentors who help them hone their process and find their unique voice. Alumni of the program include Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rajiv Joseph, Lauren Yee, and many more. 

 

The Dramatists Guild Foundation
(DGF) is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF supports playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers by sponsoring educational programs, offering space to create new works, and providing emergency aid to writers in need. Their work ensures that the art form of theater can thrive, because in nurturing and protecting the creators of today, they guarantee that we’ll have the stories of tomorrow.

HISTORY OF MOMENTUM

Launched in 2003, Momentum is at the heart of City’s mission to lead the new play development conversation on both a national and local level. Since its inception, the program has provided developmental support to more than fifty writers including Adam Rapp, Steven Dietz, Daniel Beatty, Anna Ziegler, Keith Bunin, Michelle Lowe, Keith Reddin, Michael Hollinger, Sharon Washington, and many more. View full history >

TICKETS

Momentum 19 events are free and open to the public. To guarantee seating at readings, please RSVP here. All seating is first come-first served.

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PerKup Elkhorn By Isaac Gomez

September 20, 2018 – 7:00pm