Jump-Start is Medicine Show's yearly series of staged readings of new works. Each rehearses 3-4 times and performs twice. This is a hands-on experience for the writers, who are present for at least one rehearsal & both performances so they can answer questions & make changes. Staging is anything actors can do script in hand, so writers experience their work both visually and aurally. Directors & actors can stretch without full-performance pressure.
We welcome submissions of new work throughout the year. Send either by USPS to Medicine Show, 549 West 52 St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019, or via email to email@example.com.
The 2015-16 schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 27th & Saturday, May 28th: Mens Rea by Frederick Kramer, directed by Michael Scholar
Friday, June 10th & Saturday, June 11th: The Sleeping Dog Lies by Ardythe Ashley, directed by Michael Bergmann
Monday, June 20th & Tuesday, June 21st: Prisoner of Love by John Gruen, directed by Megan Cooper
and The GPS Play by Howard Pflanzer, directed by Joel Bernstein
Friday, June 24th & Saturday, June 25th: Outside Daughter by Ann Magaha, directed by Ian Hill
Friday, July 15th & Saturday, July 16th: Ta Voix, Poete by Jean-Dany Joachim, directed by Cameron McIntosh
and Voices of Thomas Jefferson by Chris Brandt, directed by Cameron McIntosh
Friday, July 29th & Saturday, July 30th: Cowboy Moses by Gabriel Walsh, directed by Oliver Conant
All events are $10 at the door, and curtain times are at 7:30pm