CORE Project

THE CORE PROJECT is an on-going intensive workshop for writers, directors and actors (or any combination thereof) to develop new plays. Playwrights will receive a 1 on 1 consultation with the artistic director about their play. Then they will have 4 private sessions to work on developing their script and work with a director and actors to have their play read.

Plays from the CORE Project will be considered for the Play Reading Series and for development. Plays developed within the workshop will also be considered for production in the Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival. Some of the plays that are finalists in the festival go on to be published in The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival anthologies.

The CORE Project will be led by artistic director and producer Van Dirk Fisher.  Enrollment is limited.  Day time and evening time slots are available for each playwright enrolled in the CORE Project. 

Enrollment is $365 for Four (4) two hour sessions over Four (4) consecutive weeks, plus One (1) hour consultation on your script.  You may join at anytime.

After you enroll in the CORE Project you can email your script in WORD format or as a PDF file to  After your play is read you will be contacted for your consultations and a schedule will be set up for your weekly consecutive sessions.

The CORE Project will be held at:

MIdtown:  31 West 34 Street, 7th Floor, NYC

Trains:  B,D,M,N,Q,R,#1,2,3 train to 34th Street.

Directors should submit a resume and letter of interest or intent and Actors may send their picture and resume by email to or by mail to obtain an audition.  The Riant Theatre is a multicultural theatre.  All are encouraged to apply. 

The CORE Project

Enrollment Includes:

(1) hour consultation of your script.  The day and time of your consultation will be determined by you once you  decide to join the CORE Project.

(4) - Two (2) hour sessions over (4) consecutive weeks working on script development, including working with a director and actors to have your play read.

The CORE Project Price: $365.00

Career or Script Consultation

A 90 minute consultation on your script or carrer.

Career or Script Consultation Price: $100.00

Script conversion and editing

Conversion of script with cleaning up formating and providing the playwright with a script in PLAY format.

Script conversion and editing Price: $179.00

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Email us at to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival September 2019. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is May 15, 2019  Late Deadline is after May 15, 2019.

Email us at to obtain an application to the Strawberry Theatre Festival for Full-Length Plays (55-90 minutes), Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40-50 minutes), Variety Acts, Cabaret Acts, Magic Shows, Sketch Comedy, Improv Shows and Readings.  Early Deadline is May 15, 2019.  Late Deadline is after May 15, 2019.

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