A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 05, 2006
Summer Play Festival (SPF)
The Summer Play Festival on Theatre Row (West 42nd Street) is an annual event that began in 2004.

The 3rd annual
July 5-July 30, 2006
SPF Presents the Work of Emerging Playwrights in NYC.
Get ready for a hot summer at Theatre Row!

Every July, the Summer Play Festival (SPF) showcases emerging writers all under the roof of the [ Theatre Row Complex ] on 42nd Street. The result is one exciting event with some cool performances.

Searching For Fresh Talent

Prior to every SPF, the emerging writers and their work are selected for SPF by Broadway luminaries from a pool of over 1000 applications submitted during the previous Fall. Under the guidance of producer and founder Arielle Tepper (Spamalot, Pillowman, A Raisin in the Sun, De la Guarda), these emerging writers from all over the US and UK have their plays produced by professionals from all over the theatre community. Stay updated on SPF news and events by joining [ our mailing list ]!

Our Mission

The Living Room for Artists, Inc. / Summer Play Festival encourages people of all ages to create, attend and work in theatre. Through education, inspiration and financial assistance, [ The Living Room for Artists ] gives emerging playwrights the opportunity to have their work produced in a protected environment and offers audiences the chance to see affordable work performed and written by their peers.

Our Organization

The Summer Play Festival was founded in 2004 by [ Arielle Tepper ] and its original artistic director Rachel Neuburger. It is now managed through the non-profit [ The Living Room for Artists ], established to help working theatrical artists. In addition to the Summer Play Festival, The Living Room for Artists has [ other programs ] that support our initiatives and will be developing new ones in the future.

Posted by Barry Popik
Holidays/Events/Parades • Wednesday, July 05, 2006 • Permalink

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