CORE Project: Playwriting 1 on 1 Private Sessions

THE CORE PROJECT is an on-going intensive workshop for writers, directors and actors (or any combination thereof) to develop new plays. Playwrights will receive a 1 on 1 consultation with the artistic director about their play. Then they will have 5 private sessions to work on developing their script and work with a director and actors to have their play read.  The consultations can be done via Zoom or over the phone.  The final session will be a reading of the play with actors via Zoom online.

Plays from the CORE Project will be considered for the Play Reading Series and for development. Plays developed within the workshop will also be considered for production in the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival. Some of the plays that are finalists in the festival go on to be published in The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival anthologies.

The CORE Project will be led by artistic director and producer Van Dirk Fisher.  Enrollment is limited.  Day time and evening time slots are available for each playwright enrolled in the CORE Project. 

Enrollment is $1,500 for Five (5) two hour sessions over Five (5) consecutive weeks, plus One (1) hour consultation on your script.  You may join at anytime.

After you enroll in the CORE Project you can email your script in WORD format or as a PDF file to  After your play is read you will be contacted for your consultations and a schedule will be set up for your weekly consecutive sessions.

Sessions and Consultation can be done with the Playwright via Zoom.

Directors should submit a resume and letter of interest or intent and Actors may send their picture and resume by email to or by mail to obtain an audition.  The Riant Theatre is a multicultural theatre.  All are encouraged to apply. 

CORE Project 1 on 1 for 2021

Private Sessions for the CORE PROJECT Includes:
(1) hour consultation of your script.  The day and time for your consultation will be determine by you when you decide to join the CORE Project.
(5) - Two (2) hour sessions over (5) consecutive weeks working on script development, including working with a director and actors to have your play read.
The consultations can be done via Zoom or over the phone.  The last session will be a reading of your play with actors via Zoom.

CORE Project 1 on 1 for 2021 Price: $1500.00

Career or Script Consultation

A 90 minute consultation on your script or carrer.

The consultation can be done on Zoom or over the phone.

Prior to the consultation, your script will be read and marked with notes, comments and suggestions.  You will be sent the script to review before the consultation appointment is set up.

Please include a cover page and tell me a little about yourself.  If you have a bio you can include that as well as well as a brief synopsis of your play, character breakdown and the history of your play.  For example is this the first draft.  You may also provide a photo of yourself (optional).

For Career consultation, please email me your picture and resume and what your goals are whether as an actor, director, designer or theatre management.

After you pay the Consultation Fee you may send your materials to

Career or Script Consultation Price: $450.00

Script conversion and editing

Conversion of script with cleaning up formating and providing the playwright with a script in PLAY format.

Script conversion and editing Price: $350.00

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To submit your play for the Strawberry One-Act Festival go to  The Strawberry One-Act Festival, will be in JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 2021. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is September 30, 2020  Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.  Notifucations will be sent out by November 15, 2020.

To submit your play for the Strawberry Theatre Festival (STF) for Full-Length Plays (55-90 minutes), Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40-50 minutes), Variety Acts, Cabaret Acts, Magic Shows, Sketch Comedy, Improv Shows and Readings.  To submit your play to the STF go to   The Early Deadline is September 30, 2020Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.  Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2020.  The Strawberry Theatre Festival will run in JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2021.

Submissions are now being accepted for the Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival.  We are seeking singers, r&b, neo soul, pop and hip hop artists; Films: short, narrative, animation and music videos; comedians and Short and Full Length Plays and Screenplays.

The Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival will run from JANUARY through MARCH 30, 2021 at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, NY.  Singers, Fashion Designers and Vendors send us a link to your music and/or performance.  Include your bio and a cover letter why you would like to be in the Josucnda MFT Festival.  Vendors email us to request an application for Vendors.  State in your email what it is you would be selling. (i.e. Food, Merchandise or Crafts.  Or if want to promote your business.)  Email submissions to

Filmmakers, Comedians, Screenwriters, Playwrights, Spoken Word Artists and Novelist submit your work for review at


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