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The Brooklyn Generator Spring Reading Series 2019

  • 312 West 36th Street 1st Floor New York, NY, 10018 (map)


The Brooklyn Generator continues to bring their new play generation project to The Tank for their Seventh (awesome) Season! 

The Brooklyn Generator is the creation of Erin Mallon and Bixby Elliot. Originally started by Erin when she began making plays back in 2010 with a rotating group of 6 playwrights and 12 actors who gathered once a month on a Friday night to create six 10-minute plays in less than two days. Erin continued this way for 2 years and they collectively wrote about 140 short plays. Then, after a hiatus, Bixby and Erin put their heads together and asked each other "how can we adapt this model to support the creation of full-length plays?"

Cut to June 2014 when they re-launched The Brooklyn Generator with six great playwrights. The Generator supports each other over a six month period during which each playwright takes a turn being "Playwright-of-the-Month," bringing actors and directors to the table to create brand new full-length plays in less than 30 days. Six seasons later they are still going strong.

The Brooklyn Generator has been home to the following artists: Mallery Avidon, Eboni Booth, Ed Cardona Jr., Guadalís Del Carmen, Bixby Elliot, Georgina Escobar, Ken Greller, Amina Henry, Stephen Kaplan, Erin Mallon, Sarah Matusek, Julian J. Mesri, Eric John Meyer, Charlie O'Leary, Noah T. Parnes, Lia Romeo, Stacey Rose, Nandita Shenoy, Diana Stahl, Melisa Tien, Juan Francisco Villa and Nathan Yungerberg

For Season Seven we have assembled an amazing line up of writers: Kaaron Briscoe, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, David Hilder, Daaimah Mubashshir as well as Erin Mallon and Bixby Elliot.

Join us for readings each month and see what our Season Six writers create. The schedule is as follows:

January Playwright - Erin Mallon
Reading: Sunday February 3rd 3:30pm

February Playwright - David Hilder
Reading: Sunday February 24th 3:30pm

March Playwright - Naveen Bahar Choudhury,
Reading: Sunday March 31st 3:30pm

April Playwright - Kaaron Briscoe
Reading: Sunday April 28th 3:30pm

May Playwright - Daaimah Mubashshir
Reading: Sunday June 2nd 3:30pm 

June Playwright - Bixby Elliot
Reading: Sunday June 23rd 3:30pm