Though we don’t have a set season, we do produce a few consistent projects and programs.
A gathering of artists and art lovers – for community and conversation. Open Circle is an even we produce several times a year featuring a guest speaker, and various performances – from music to theater to dance – all focusing on a theme. Past themes have includes climate, birth, and migration. These events are free and guests are welcomed to a reception after the program. We are always looking for ideas for future Open Circle events, and for artists of all disciplines who are interested in participating. Please contact us to connect!
As a part of Chalk Rep’s commitment to new work, our Writers Group was founded by Artistic Circle member Brian Slaten in 2015 as a way to support Playwrights in creating new work for the stage. The Writers Group meets once a month at St. John’s Cathedral. It’s a safe, informal environment for Playwrights to bring in a selection of a new play to hear out loud for the first time in a cold reading setting. Actors as assigned by Eric Reyes Loo, the current coordinator of the Group, who also leads a short discussion to help answer any questions the Playwright may have.
Admission into the Writers Group for Actors and Playwrights is by referral and invitation only
The purpose of the Workshops and Public Readings are sometimes to explore a play Chalk is interested in producing. But the goal is not always to workshop a play that fits Chalk’s mission. Sometimes it’s to work with a Playwright whose work we’re really interested in championing. As with the Writers Group, invitations to do a Workshop come directly from the company and not from solicited proposals or pitches. Occasionally we invite the public to these readings. Please sign up to receive our emails for updates on upcoming workshops and readings.