The Playwright Troupe has been and continues
to be a supportive, friendly environment in which authors can hear
their plays, scenes, screenplays, one-acts, etc. performed by actors,
then constructively critiqued by actors and other playwrights. The
playwright troupe is a wonderful and unique opportunity for anyone
who has ever written a play.
The Playwright's Workshop started in the spring
of 2001 when Matt and a few friends got together to read a play
that he'd written called "Revelations". He felt that he
got so much good feedback out of it that other playwrights in Scotch-n-Soda
and Carnegie Mellon as a whole might be able to benefit from it.
It was proposed as a workshop in the fall of 2001 and at the end
of the school year (after 3 meetings) was proposed as a lasting
troupe. It was approved. The troupe's artistic director for 2002-2003
was Matthew Heap. Matt has taken the troupe through two years of
plays, and has seen the beginning of Scotch on the Rocks, a student
written One Act Festival in May of 2002 and 2003. This festival
often features plays workshopped by the Playwright Troupe.
The 2004-2005 school year finds the troupe under
the excellent supervision of Ms. Ashley Birt. We yet again have a
playwright in control and an excellent year assuredly awaits us.