What is 4D?


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.

Building on the success of the 6×6 Play Slam and 3×3 One Act series, 4D will group Dramatists, Directors, and Dramaturgs into collaborative teams. Each team will meet twice a month to support the development of each dramatist’s new full-length play over the course of a year. The program is a think-tank, a writer’s group, and a theatrical lab whose goal is to nurture artists and support new work.

With a focus on process and training in new play writing and development, 4D will feature an invited works-in-progress reading in the summer of 2018 and two nights of staged readings in January/February 2019. Southern Rep will also work with teams to support additional reading and production opportunities for the developed plays.

Applications for our 2018-2019 Cohort will open by January 15, 2018. Click here for application information.