Posted March 6, 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

City Theatre invites playwrights to pack up the laptop and visit CityWrights Miami for a lively weekend symposium of writing and performances, panels and conversations, professional development and recreational networking. Playwrights will workshop by day with master playwrights and theatre industry professionals while networking by night at the beautiful EPIC Hotel overlooking the dynamic Miami skyline.

CityWrights Featured Presenters:

Award-Winning Playwright & Actor Christopher Durang
Award-Winning Playwright & Actress Leslie Ayvazian

Polly Carl, HowlRound Editor & Center of Theatre Commons Director
Theatrical Producer Joan Stein
Atlantic Theatre Company’s Christian Parker
Samuel French Publishing’s Billie Davis & Amy Marsh
Dramatists Guild’s David Faux, Roland Tec, & Rachel Routh
Literary Agent Susan Schulman

CityWrights Featured Topics:

Writing & Discussion sessions with Master Playwrights
Producing & Self-Producing: The Art & Business of Putting up the Show
Authorial vs. Developmental Collaborations
Playwrights Rights
The Playwright as Actor & Director
Submissions & Commissions



Highlights for CityWrights 2012

Early Bird RegistrationThursday Night Launch Party with Presentation of Inaugural City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting
Early Bird RegistrationFriday Keynote Luncheon with Polly Carl
Early Bird Registration Friday Night at the Theatre to see a Summer Shorts Performance
Early Bird Registration Saturday Performance “In Their Own Words” by Christopher Durang & Leslie Ayvazian

Early Bird Registration Sunday Morning with Samuel French Publishing

CityWrights is made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge and from other sponsors such as:


Accommodations are not included in CityWrights registration.

The spectacular EPIC Hotel is the official sponsor of CityWrights. The EPIC Hotel is located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way in downtown Miami. They are offering a special room rate of $179.00 per night to CityWrights participants, friends, and families. For reservations, contact the EPIC Hotel directly at 305-424-5226.


The Epic Hotel

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
Reservations: 866-760-3742
Hotel: 305-424-5226
Rate: $179.00 per night
To make reservations, please use the following link and booking code:
Booking Code: AAD
You may proceed to the direct link below to book your room(s).
To speak to a representative, you may dial the Epic Hotel reservations directly at (866)
760-3742. Tell them you are with City Theatre to get this special rate.


The Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown Hotel
200 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Rate: $99.00 per nightTo make reservations, please contact the
Courtyard Marriott directly at (800)228-9290.
Tell them you are with City Theatre
to get this special rate.
Reservation Deadline for this Rate Extended to:
May 24, 2012
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Hotel: 305-358-1234 Reservations: 1-888-421-1442
Rate: $99.00 per nightTo make reservations, please contact the
Hyatt Regency Miami directly at (888)421-1442.
Tell them you are with City Theatre
to get this special rate.
Reservation Deadline for this Rate Extended to: May 30, 2012


Event Registration

To register for this event, please fill out the form below. Once the form is complete you can pay the registration fee on the bottom of this page via paypal or download the attached form and either fax, mail, email or call us  to pay the registration fee by either a check or credit card.

Phone: (305) 755-9401 ext. 10 // Fax: (305) 755-9404 // Email: //

City Theatre, 444 Brickell Ave, Suite 229, Miami, FL 33131

These fees include all CityWrights sessions, Thursday Night Launch Party, and Friday Keynote Lunch. These fees do NOT include SundayBreakfast, show tickets, or hotel rooms.

Professional Rate $325

Florida Professional Rate $275

(South Florida Theatre League, The Dramatists Guild, The Center @ MDC)

Student and Teacher Rate $250

(A limited number of Scholarships available for Students — Apply to

CLE: The Play, The Production, The Law – 5.5 CLE Credits (Friday Only) $195





CityWrights Launch Party – Thurs, June 14, 6:30pm  (Included in CityWrights Package)

One Ticket (Includes food and open bar) $25

Sunday Continental Breakfast $20


City Theatre Performances:


Summer Shorts Ticket $25

The Brand New Kid – Adult Ticket $15

The Brand New Kid – Child Ticket $12

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All registrations are subject to confirmation by City Theatre and must be made with advance payment.
Cancellation notifications received by May 14 will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee per order. No refunds are available after May 14.