CHALLENGING AND SUPPORTING THE BEST NEW VOICES IN NEW ORLEANS
4D is the next phase of Southern Rep’s new play development programs for local artists. 4D—standing for Dramatists & Directors & Dramaturgs & Development—seeks to challenge and support the best new voices and new plays in New Orleans. Led by Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes, Director of Arts Education Helen Jaksch, and Literary Manager Jessica Podewell, Southern Rep’s new program will build on the success of the 6×6 Play Slam and 3×3 One Act series to provide space for Dramatists, Directors, and Dramaturgs to craft their individual and collaborative skills in a year-long workshop process. With this program, we will to continue to support the development of local Dramatists, while adding key collaborators to this process. 4D will help Directors hone their skills in developing and producing new plays and will foster a group of Dramaturgs, essential consultant/critic/scholar-artists. Collaborators will be grouped together in three-person teams consisting of one Dramatist, one Director, and one Dramaturg each. Each team will meet twice a month to support the development of each dramatist’s new full-length play over the course of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 season.