Introducing the Women's Playwrights Circle @ Speranza - a year-long play development program for women playwrights who reside in NY, NJ, CT, and PA.


Women playwrights will be chosen from across the multi-state area to participate in this new initiative, in association with Speranza Theatre Company. From September 2021 through August 2022, a cohort of 10-12 women playwrights who reside in NY, NJ, CT, and PA will be invited to attend weekly meetings to share their playwriting work and receive knowledgeable, productive feedback from the other members. Participating playwrights will be provided with a full reading of the work developed in the Circle during the summer of 2022, which may or may not be open to the public. 

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Speranza is thrilled to be working on this project with playwright and teacher, Pandora Scooter,

the Founder/Director of the Women's Playwright's Circle.

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Pandora Scooter is an award-winning biracial (Japanese/Jewish), queer, middle-aged, Gen X playwright, script analyst, instructor, performer, spoken word artist and activist.  She has worked in the literary departments of Arena Stage, the Goodman Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Delaware Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse and New York Theatre Workshop as a script reader, literary associate and dramaturg.  In 1999, she and Rosemary McLaughlin founded The Hallie Flanagan Women's Play Reading Series at Wings Theatre Company, which ran for three years.   A life long script analyst, Pandora has created a practical guide to script analysis called The Bunseki Method and has written a text book on the subject of the same name.