CityWrights 2013

Posted March 28, 2013 by admin in Uncategorized


This is the summer City Theatre invites playwrights to pack up the laptops and come to CityWrights Miami for a lively 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 Adrienne Arsht Center and the beautiful EPIC Hotel overlooking the dynamic Miami skyline. CityWrights opens June 19 with its Gala Launch Party, features a Summer Shorts production, special readings and concludes June 23, 2013.


CityWrights Featured Artist Presenters:

Be inspired by this year’s leading playwrights working in theatres throughout the U.S., film, television and on the web.

Tina Howe, Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master
Lauren Gunderson, playwright for City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Family Musical,
Steve Yockey and Robert Caisley, National New Play Network Playwrights
Leslie Ayvazian, Matt Hoverman, David Bar Katz, and Susan Westfall, City Theatre Summer Shorts Festival Playwright and The City Theatre Summer Shorts ensemble.
Nick Gandiello, Amanda Junco and Brett Reynolds, The teaching artists of Young Playwrights, Inc. (NYC)
The winner and finalists of the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting
Winning playwrights of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival 2013

CityWrights Featured Professional Presenters

Learn the latest in professional development from theatre industry leaders.
David Faux, Rachel Routh, Roland Tec, Andie Arthur,  Dramatists Guild & DG Fund
Bruce Miller, Washington Square Arts & Film
Susan Schulman, Susan Schulman Literary Agency, Inc.
Samuel French Publishing Representatives
Nan Barnett, Executive Director, National New Play Network
John Manzelli, Producing Artistic Director City Theatre
Ricky Martinez, Artistic Director New Theatre, NNPN
Scott Schiller, Vice President Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
The Creative Team for City Theatre’s Summer Shorts, America’s Short Play Festival

CityWrights Featured Topics:

Dialogues and Demonstrations with the artists and the pros.
Small Group Workshops, Readings, Networking with Master Playwrights
Creating the Solo Show for Writers and Actors
The Self-Production Primer – the Business of Putting Up Your Own Show
Angels or Demons; What Playwrights Need to Know About the Agents
Is it a Screen/Play – Writers who work on stages, film, TV and the internet
When Does a Playwright Need a Lawyer?
Inside the National New Play Network
Dialogues with Samuel French
Short Stuff, Inside Ten Minutes
The Dramatists Guild Town Hall


CityWrights Singles

CITYWRIGHTS Not Your Everyday CLE course: Thursday June 20,2013
Kill All The Lawyers?: When Theatre and the Law Collide, Attorneys can earn CLE credits on June 20 in a one-day session with leading experts covering law and the arts, and a unique session on scripting the trial and acting for the judge and jury.
Kill All The Lawyers? When Theatre and the Law Collide Attorneys

CityWrights for Educators: Friday June 21, 2013
A one-day intensive training led by Young Playwrights, Inc., bringing their dynamic and innovative program to South Florida teachers for the first time.

CityWrights for Student Scholars: June 20-23, 2013
Dedicated to identifying and nurturing talented South Florida student playwrights who will train with the masters, culminating in public readings of original work at CityWrights.

CityWrights for Theatre Makers: Theatre Professionals: June 22, 2013
For theatre professionals who want to learn how to self-produce and actors and writers who want to create a solo show.

NOW OFFERING SINGLE DAY RATES for Educators, Lawyers, Theatre Professionals
email: OR CALL 305-755-9401 ext 10

Highlights for CityWrights 2013

Early Bird RegistrationWednesday Night June 19th Launch Party with the presentation of the “City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting”
Early Bird RegistrationThursday Keynote Luncheon
Early Bird Registration Thursday June 20th Night at the Theatre to see Summer Shorts
Early Bird Registration Saturday Night  Performance “In Their Own Words”  readings by the Scholars and Master Playwrights
Early Bird Registration Sunday with Lauren Gunderson, “Meet the Playwright” author of the Summer Shorts Family Musical

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 and preferred hotel of CityWrights. The EPIC Hotel is located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way in downtown Miami. They are offering a special room rate of $169.00 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: $169.00 per night
To make reservations, please use the following link or booking code
Booking Code: WRIGHTS
Reservation Deadline for this Rate May 29, 2013

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 or use CODE: WRIGHTS

The Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown Hotel
200 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Rate: $115.00 King, $125.00 Double per night
To make reservations, please contact the Courtyard Marriott directly at (800)228-9290.

Tell them you are with City Theatre to get this special rate.
Click here to Book $125.00 at Courtyard Miami Downtown for Double per night
Reservation Deadline for this Rate May 29, 2013

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Hotel: 305-358-1234 Reservations: 1-888-421-1442
Rate: $139.00 per night To 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 May 23, 2013

CityWrights 2013 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 


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

These fees include all CityWrights sessions, Wednesday Night Launch Party
and Thursday Keynote Lunch.

These fees do NOT include show tickets, or hotel rooms


AllAccess Pass 3 days & 4 nights $350

Student AllAccess Pass 3 days $275

Attorneys: Continuing Legal Education
Thursday June 20 only $195

Educators: Teacher Training Institute
Friday June 21 only $100

Theatre Makers Track of Producers, Writers & Actors
Saturday June 22 only $125

Special FLORIDA Theatre Professional Rate
(Members only) Saturday June 22 only $100

CityWrights Launch Party – Wed, June 19, 6:00pm(Included in CityWrights Package)Additional Ticket(s) Includes food and open bar $25

City Theatre Performances

Summer Shorts Ticket(s)
Thursday night only $35
Family Musical
Sunday 1pm only – Adult Ticket(s) $15
Family Musical
Sunday 1pm only – Child Ticket(s) $10

All daytime events included in the AllAccess Pass
and the CityWrights Singles will take place at the EPIC Hotel, Miami

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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.