Brelby Theatre in Glendale looks for writers

Brelby Theatre performs plays in downtown Glendale and is looking for writers [Submitted]

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Brelby Theatre Co. continues with its annual tradition of facilitating a collaborative writing process for one of its productions by accepting applications to join the writing team for “Return to Rosie’s Pub.”

Past pieces have included” Alice’s Canvas: the Wonderland Exhibition,” “Quest for Claus: the Musical,” “After Hours at Rosie’s Pub,” “Meet the Dryers “(ariZoni Award nominated), and “The Time Machine.”

“Return to Rosie’s Pub” is a sequel to the audience favorite, “After Hours at Rosie’s Pub.” The theater is looking for five additions to its team.

Brelby Theatre performs plays in downtown Glendale and is looking for writers [Submitted]

Applications will be reviewed based on content as well as the intent of forming a cohesive team that will work together creatively, productively, and positively.

“In Return to Rosie’s Pub,” audiences will be invited back to experience the magic of Rosie the Riveter’s pub, existing somewhere outside the conventions of time and reality. This production will feature an entirely new array of famous women, pub guests and staff with stories to tell. One familiar face remains… Rosie the Riveter.

Performance dates are Aug. 24-25, 31 and Sept. 1, 7-8, 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, 9 at 2 p.m.

Writing Team Requirements: Must be able to attend all writing team sessions in person. (Each session is from noon- 4 p.m.: Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 and July 14.

Applicants must provide an individual writing sample at least two pages in length and are asked to answer the following questions in their email application:

• If one female from history could be chosen to be included in this incarnation of Return to Rosie’s Pub, who would it be and why? (The theater prefers examples that are not repeats of characters who have appeared in “After Hours at Rosie’s Pub.”)

•What are two or three themes important to social issues concerning women (either in the United States or internationally)?

• How would you be an asset to the writing team?

•What does feminism mean to you?

• Describe typical writing and/or artistic process.

•The theater’s writing teams are heavily collaborative. As a follow up to question five, applicants are asked to imagine themselves working with a group of writers, all with different strengths, processes, and approaches to storytelling. Address anticipation of collaborating with fellow writers. Additionally, how might suggestions be considered for changes, edits, and lengthier rewrites from peers or the producers?

Applicants should submit all requested materials for consideration via email to no later than Aug. 19.

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