Hyde Park Theatre

Play Slam

8:00 pm, Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Live Playwrights at the HPT Play Slam
Playwrights, audience and light snacks converge Wednesday, September 11 for the summer installment of our Play Slam. Playwrights are invited to read 5 minutes from an original play (no ad-libbing, no actors) before a friendly audience--trust us, it's fun. Playwrights and fans of playwrights are invited to this free event. Sign ups start at 7:30, Slam kicks off at 8:00. Our featured playwright is Briandaniel Oglesby .

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 of The Jungle Book is available via Stage Rights. 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!"

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.

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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. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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