Bring Your Own Eggs (spring 2012)


Introducing the 1st Annual BRING YOUR OWN EGGS (BYOE) series, featuring Panel Discussions, Open Forums, and Masterclasses accessing the questions and problems related to new play development.

|the claque| will provide the coffee –
you supply your own brunch to munch!

Sunday, April 22

–1:00 pm – Casting and Audition Collaboration
|the claque| is joined by members of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and Actors’ Equity Association for an open forum with established and emerging artists on the best practices and new challenging ideas related to the first steps in making new works a reality: casting.
–3:00 pm – Artistic Director Panel
Right from the source. Great perspectives on the art and business of new play development talk about their experiences as the leaders of their companies. Featuring William Carden, Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre; Andy Donald, Artistic Director of Naked Angels; and other distinguished guests.

Sunday, May 6

–1:00 pm – Critical Theatre Panel
How do we tend to interact with criticism and how might we take a positive perspective in utilizing it towards our own work? Hear what the experts have to say: Jamie Bennett, Chief of Staff and Director of Public Affairs at the National Endowment for the Arts; David Cote, Theater Editor at Time Out New York; and Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Director of Theatre Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Sunday, May 20

–1:00 pm – The Writer, Director, Actor, and The New Play
|the claque| is joined once again by members of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and Actors’ Equity Association for an open forum on the innate challenges that arise when developing new plays. We’ll discuss some tough problems that form when navigating a process in which the stakes are high and everyone has interests to serve.
–3:00 pm – New Theatre Salon
|the claque| welcomes leaders of fellow young companies producing innovative and engaging work to participate in an open forum about what’s calling us to create and produce, the different approaches to our work, and the successes and failures we’ve encountered along the way.

All events will take place at The Tank
151 West 46th St., 8th floor
For tickets RSVP to

BYOE is presented by |the claque| in tandem with its annual full-length workshop series, the Quick and Dirties (the QuaDs).