Bishop Arts Theatre Center is pleased to announce our First Move Playwrights Lab, led by Cain Rodriguez and Playwright-in-Residence Franky Gonzalez. This eight-month long play incubation and development program for DFW-based playwrights will culminate in a public staged reading over four days in July 2022.
PLAYWRIGHTS LAB FESTIVAL
The First Move Playwrights Lab was created as a response to the needs of local playwrights to find spaces to develop new plays with other artists in monthly meetings over an eight-month period of time.
Witness these compelling stories by a group of talented emerging playwrights in the DFW.
The Secret Keepers
El Amor in the Time of COVID
by Zoe Kerr
Red Bird Lane
Erin Malone Turner
Aaron Zilbermann is a Dallas-based playwright, poet, director, and educator. He founded the social justice theater company, Metamorphosis, in 2017 and uses his art as a catalyst to spark social change, dialogue, and understanding within and between his various communities.
Erin Malone Turner is a NOLA-born/DFW-based playwright, poet, & actor. Her plays featured across DFW include “how to catch a ghost” (Kitchen Dog Theater), “THE BRIDGE” (Imprint Theatreworks), and “the way it was/the way it is” (Soul Repertory Theatre). Her plays are on NPX.
Terrance Brooks Boykins
Terrance Brooks Boykin is an American playwright and poet. His plays include Rebirth in the Garden, Wrestling with Untitled, and The Private Life. As a filmmaker, he earned a screenwriting credit for the children’s action-adventure, the Black Cougar. He currently supports playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists in Dallas/Fort Worth as the Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild.
Zoe Kerr is a director and writer. Zoe has received a D-FW Critics Forum Award for her play Everything Will Be Fine, a Dallas Film Alliance Critics Choice Award for her short film Out of Hand, and was a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival with her play Heartless Bitch.