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- Rob Corbett , Playwright/Producer - MAN CAVE -

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Matt Sanders, Co-Playwright/Producer -WELCOME TO PLANET COLLEGE-

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Manhattan Rep is a unique theatre for new work in New York City.  

We are committed to the creative artist and to the magic of creation.

Jennifer Pierro and Ken Wolf, Co-Founders, Manhattan Rep


In less than a month, write and bring your brand new 10 Minute Play to life for two performances at Manhattan Rep!

with Ken Wolf, 
Playwright and Artistic Director
Manhattan Repertory Theatre

There are a myriad of theaters today that are seeking 10 minute plays. 
Isn’t it about time you wrote one and and see it come to life at Manhattan Repertory Theatre on West 45th St.

This 13 hour course, over 4 nights once a week, will outline the principles of a great 10 minute play and give you the skills to write it and bring it to life on stage at Manhattan Rep, all in LESS THAN A MONTH.  By the end of this 4 night, 13 hour course, in less than a month, you will have written a new 10 minute play and it will be produced for.

Topics covered:

What should you write about?
How to plot out a unique story which builds to an exciting climax.
The best way to create interesting and truthful characters.
How to make your dialogue roar!
How to begin a compelling 10 minute play.
Best practices for a dramatic play.
Best practices for a comedic play.
What to do with writer’s block and more.

Best way to direct a play.
How to work with actors.
How to add tech elements to your play so that they add depth and texture to your work.
The simple steps to write and to bring a 10 minute play to life.

Each participant will write one 10 Minute Play, and see it rehearsed and brought to life at Manhattan Rep for two performances:

Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th.

Class Dates:
Monday May 1
6 pm to 8:30 pm (10 Minute Playwriting)

Monday  May 8
6 pm to 8:30 pm. (10 Minute Playwriting)

Monday  May 15
6 pm to 10 pm  (10 Minute Play Production)

Monday May 22
6 pm to 10 pm.  (10 Minute Play Production)

Wednesday May 24
Dress Rehearsal
6 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday May 25th at 6:30 pm
Friday May 26 at 6:30 pm

Course fee is only $105.00 for over 13 hours of hands on instruction.
Class attendance is limited so register early.

Are you a developing theatre company looking for an on-going home where you can put up your work, yet you can't afford to pay monthly rent? 

Are you tired of bouncing around different theatres in NYC, putting up your work, dealing with new people, new problems and new logistics every time you produce a play?  

Wouldn't it be amazing to develop a creative home that you could return to on-going where you could grow your company and your artistic vision?

 If so, Manhattan Rep's Theatre Share might work for you.

We are looking for a few passionate developing theatre companies, to participate in our Theatre Share Program.  

For a reasonable fee, considerably less than your standard weekly rental at Midtown theatres, a theatre company receives: 

  • A 6 night (Monday -Saturday) Theatre Share  or a 3 night (Monday -Wednesday) Theatre Share

  • 4 plus hours a night

  • Once a month (or Bi-Monthly if you wish)

  • Full dressing room and place to store your props and costumes

  • Tech booth, Sound system and Lighting

  • Stock furniture to use for your show

  • A page for your company on our site

  • A place to leave and post promotional material at the theatre

  • A Monthly Eblast with all the plays and events forthcoming at Manhattan Rep

  • An on-going opportunity to put up your play, in our brand new theatre on West 45th St in the heart of the New York City's Theater District.  

If you are interested in creating a home on-going to develop your work in the heart of the theater district in NYC, please email us at





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