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ESPA*Drills 2012

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ESPA*Drills: Connecting Bold Visions of Emerging Playwrights with the Theater Community

The Primary Stages ESPA*Drills program recognizes talented student playwrights by providing them the opportunity to develop their new plays with support from an award-winning Off-Broadway theater company. The program culminates in staged readings presented at 59E59 Theaters for a supportive audience of friends, family, and theater-lovers, as well as industry members in search of new talent.

The Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is a vibrant community of playwrights, directors, and actors—students and professionals—teeming with creative energy, drive, and hunger to connect their work with audiences. The Drills were created to propel student playwrights forward in their careers by bringing their plays to the stage. The program is provided at no cost to its participants, and ESPA*Drills readings are free and open to all.

Contribute to this Life-Changing Opportunity

We are asking you – our friends, family, and supporters – to contribute to this year’s $5,000 goal. Your gift will provide resources vital to the development of new work, including: rehearsal space, casting, professional publicity for deserving playwrights, and a high profile venue for the ESPA*Drills readings.

No donation is too small. Your support of emerging artists and their work is invaluable.
$10 ... $50 ... $250...
By contributing, you are supporting a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fresh voices to be heard!

See Your Support On Stage

The 2012 ESPA*Drills Reading Series

August 16 at 12pm
by Heidi Armbruster
directed by Lisa Rothe

August 16 at 3pm
by Siobhan Antonioli
directed by Patricia McGregor

August 23 at 12pm
The Horse and Carriage
by Karin Shook
directed by Daniel Goldstein

August 23 at 3pm
Welcome Home
by Stephen Brown
directed by Casey Childs

Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters
59 East 59th Street

Donate by August 10, 2012, and be recognized in the ESPA*Drills 2012 program as a further demonstration of the community of support for emerging playwrights.

More Information

Donations for this campaign will be applied to ESPA*Drills 2012. Funds raised beyond our $5,000 goal will support performance and development opportunities for ESPA students.
To learn more, please visit

For questions, or to make a contribution by check, please contact: Development Associate Joe Sonenshein at 212.840.9705 ext. 223 or

Primary Stages
Administrative Offices, Studios, and ESPA
307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510
New York, NY 10018

The Team: $4,800 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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