Plays in Bloom

A New Play Development Program at Bloomsburg University.

Plays in Bloom is a new play development program that provides opportunities for Bloomsburg University students to collaborate with fellow students and with guest professional theatre artists on the nurturing of new plays. The development of new plays is a vital part of the health of the American theatre and the theatre program at Bloomsburg University is eager to train student theatre artists to be successful new play practitioners. The activities of Plays in Bloom include:

  • Theatre students are contributing to the creation and revision of Positive Practices for New Play Development, a handbook for students and emerging professionals on how to prepare for and participate in a new play development process.
  • In Theatre 492: New Play Development, a new course offered in Spring 2022, student artists will exercise the positive practices for developing new plays in collaboration with one another and with visiting professional playwrights.
  • In the annual Plays in Bloom Residency student theatre artists will collaborate with a guest professional playwright in a week-long development of a full-length play and participate in a festival of new 10-minute plays written by student playwrights. The inaugural residency will take place May 15 to 25, 2022.

Plays in Bloom is supported by a Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grant from Bloomsburg University and the Faculty Professional Development Council of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

To find out more about the program and how to get involved, email Prof. David A. Miller, Artistic Director.

Plays in Bloom
illustration of Carver Hall

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