Playmarket, Theatre Wesleyan's long-running tradition of developing and nurturing budding playwrights, is headed to New York City in May 2017.
According to Playmarket submission information, Theatre Wesleyan alumni and current students have the opportunity to submit an original full-length or one-act play to be presented at Playmarket. Then, a screening panel then selects scripts from the pool of entries to be sent to the final judges who are based in New York. One play is selected for a concert reading to be presented at Texas Wesleyan University and in New York City.
Theatre Wesleyan is pleased to announce that the original play Fallen Goldfish by current junior theatre major Dean Phillips II has been selected for Playmarket. The selected play will be presented as an off-Broadway reading at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City.
Dean Phillips II is a junior theatre major. His previous Theatre Wesleyan technical credits include Stop Kiss (Box Office Staff); onstage credits include When The Rain Stops Falling (Gabriel York), The Survivor (Sevek), The School For Scandal (Moses), The 39 Steps (Clown 2), and music composition for Telling Tales. He is also involved with Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Children’s Series as a writer, director, and actor. Dean is a recipient of the Haltom Jewelers Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship, and a Theatre Wesleyan scholarship.The New York reading will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at a time to be announced. The possible Wesleyan performance of Fallen Goldfish will be determined and announced shortly.