Br!NK is Moving!
The dates for the 2023 Br!NK Festival will be moved from the Fall of 2023 to the Spring of 2024
Dates for the next Br!NK Festival: May 18 & 19, 2024
Next Submission window for Br!NK 2025: May 1st - July 31st
What is Br!NK?
Each year, Renaissance Theaterworks puts a call out to Midwestern women playwrights to submit their work.
- Two playwrights are selected to receive the Br!NK Playwright Residency — the opportunity to develop and advance their scripts during a week-long workshop with a director, cast and dramaturg.
- This dedicated team partners with the Br!NK Resident Playwrights, researching and pondering the script from every angle.
- Following the workshop week, the plays are presented as staged-readings for the public at the week-long Br!NK New Play Festival in May!
The Br!NK New Play Festival is unlike a traditional theatrical evening. These staged-readings are focused on the playwright’s work and audience members are encouraged to provide feedback during guided talk-back sessions. Playwrights have the opportunity to meet the actors and directors and mingle with a community passionate about creating and enjoying theatrical works.
Previously the Br!NK New Play Festival weekend included performances of Br!NK Br!efs — a collection of fully-staged ten-minute plays and Playwriting Labs for aspiring or experienced playwrights. We hope to bring these programs back soon.