Hyde Park Theatre's 2021 New Play Workshop:
June 1, 2021 - Briandaniel Oglesby's The Secret Lives of Gamers and Dead Astronauts has been selected for Hyde Park Theatre’s 2021 New Play Workshop.
The play will get 15-20 hours of work with a director, dramaturg and actors. We don’t know yet if the workshop will take place online or in person, but we are committed to making it happen this summer, in some format, with a public reading.
Five years ago, Corey’s astronaut sister died on an expedition to Mars. Now his brother Carl searches Antarctica for meteorites while his best friend Lexington tries to revolutionize Public Access Portland. Corey is stuck streaming games from his basement over Twitch when a mysterious stranger from another planet begins to play along.
Briandaniel Oglesby writes some plays for teenagers and some plays for mature audiences. His work has been read or developed at JAW (Portland Center Stage), Playwrights' Week at the Lark, B Street Theatre, Cap Stage, SF Playhouse, Queensbury (Houston), Emory University, Ground and Field (UC Davis), James Madison University, and the Kennedy Center. His Brothers Sisters, Santos was named as one of the Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays by 50PP. His adaptation ofThe Jungle Book is available via Stage Rights. He is an alum of the Hyde Park Theatre Writers Group, where he developed his play, Piper. He now runs a theatre department at Skybridge Academy, where he develops collaborative techniques for new play development and writes plays for his students. He believes "Theatre for teens should be awesome--it should be art!"
The other five very strong finalist plays were as follows:
Questions? Contact Megan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Winner and Finalists
2019 Winner and Finalists
american (tele)visions, by Victor Cazares
2018 Winner and Finalists
Basement Demons and Trailer Saints, by Briandaniel Oglesby
2017 Winner and Finalists
The Tubes, by Samuel Damon
Hyde Park Theatre is committed to developing new work from a diverse array of playwrights.
Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.
|This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.
HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.