MOMENTUM ’18

New Plays at Different Stages
May 31 – June 3, 2018

City Theatre closes the 2017-2018 season with the Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages, which brings some of the most exciting playwrights in the country to Pittsburgh for a weekend of workshops, readings, and artist panels. Be an active part of the page-to-stage process, and get a sneak peek of a 2018-2019 show at this year’s festival Momentum 18 is free and open to the public, though reservations are suggested.

2018 FESTIVAL PLAYS

P.Y.G or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle

By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas

THE BURDENS

By Matt Schatz
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

#F*ck 7th Grade

Music by Jill Sobule
Written by Liza Birkenmeier

 

THE HAUNTED

By Claire Kiechel
Directed by Caitlin Sullivan

EQT Young Playwrights Festival Alumni Reading: Threaded

by Mehrnaz Tiv

This will be a private reading.

IN THEIR OWN VOICES

Saturday, June 2 at 4:00pm

A collaboration with the Dramatists Guild of Pittsburgh featuring playwrights based in the greater Pittsburgh area reading their own work out loud.  More details coming soon!

PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE

ERIC MICHA HOLMES

Eric Micha Holmes is a playwright whose work has been seen and developed at The New Black Fest and MCC Theatre (Pornplay; or, Blessèd Are The Meek,) New York Theatre Workshop (Nimpsey Pink,) and The Lark Play Development Center (Jackets In May, Butter, and Wolf/Paper/Sky) among others.

DG 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 18 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

P.Y.G or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle

Friday, June 1 at 

The Burdens

Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 PM

#F*ck 7th Grade

Saturday, June 2 at 9:30 PM

The Haunted

Sunday, June 3 at 1:00 PM