Br!NK New Play Festival

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What is Br!NK?

Br!NK is a weeklong residency with Renaissance Theaterworks dedicated to advancing the work of Midwestern women playwrights. During this residency, playwrights workshop their script with a director, dramaturg, and full cast; a team dedicated to researching and considering the play from every angle.

Following the residency, staged readings of the script are toured to Milwaukee-area venues, culminating in a weekend reading festival at the Broadway Theatre Center. After each reading we offer a guided talkback with the playwright to obtain audience feedback. This is a wonderful opportunity for Br!NK audience members to get a first look at the developed works, meet the playwrights, actors, directors, and participate in the post-show talkbacks.

Engage | Experience | Enjoy

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Let's be clear: the Br!NK Festival is unlike a traditional theatrical evening. These staged readings are all about the playwright's work. At Br!NK, audience members are encouraged to stick around after the show and give feedback to the playwrights. You'll meet the actors and directors, and hang out with a community of people passionate about creating and enjoying art.

Festival Weekend | September 9 & 10, 2017

Touring dates & locations will be announced soon!

  • Full-length staged readings, followed by talkbacks with the playwrights
  • Interactive & participatory workshops led by past Br!NK playwrights
  • New this year - a collection of ten-minute plays

Br!NK Br!efs

Shorts of Every Style

Renaissance Theaterworks is thrilled to announce a new addition to the Br!NK Festival - the Br!efs!

The Br!efs is a collection of Ten Minute Plays that will be presented over the festival weekend. There will be three rounds of submission, each with a different prompt. The Br!efs presented at the festival will span all three topics - shorts of every style!

Submit Your Work

Full Play Submissions: Now Closed

Br!ef Submissions: Now open January 1 - March 1, 2017

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“The Br!NK team impressed me with their artistry, insight, and professionalism. In every aspect of the workshop - organization, rehearsals, performance, and follow-up - their constant focus was on the needs of the playwright and the development of the script.”

Christine Kallman, Br!NK Playwright 2016

 

Come Play With Us

We want to read your work. Learn what to submit, when we're reading scripts, and what you should expect as a Br!NK Playwright.

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Past Br!NK Playwrights

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Phot of the cast of THE HALL OF FINAL RUIN
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Phot of the cast of THE HALL OF FINAL RUIN
Br!NK Map - Midwestern States
Photo of playwright Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
Photo of playwright Katherine Glover
Photo of playwright Janet Burroway
Br!NK Typewriter Logo
Phot of the cast of THE HALL OF FINAL RUIN
Br!NK Map - Midwestern States
Photo of playwright Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
Photo of playwright Katherine Glover
Photo of playwright Janet Burroway
Br!NK Typewriter Logo
Phot of the cast of THE HALL OF FINAL RUIN
Br!NK Map - Midwestern States
Photo of playwright Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
Photo of playwright Katherine Glover
Photo of playwright Janet Burroway