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What Women Want

An evening of theatre dedicated to developing plays with great roles for female actors

 at The Drama League 


32 Avenue of the Americas
Ground Floor- Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio 
Accessible by: A,C,E,1,N,Q,R,J


There will be 4 segments presented each month led by a different director. The idea is to cast a wide net among the New York City theatre community and bring them together in one room in a monthly celebration of budding theatre. Since these are such small segments of a larger piece the rehearsal commitment should be fairly limited and has the potential to grow into a larger project in the future. 

Don't miss the WINKS Finalists in with their

full staged readings this September! 

-GOLDSBORO by Nat Cassidy

directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann


by Holly Hepp-Galvin

directed by Rachel Dart

-AUNT JACK by S.P. Monahan

directed by John Lampe




Tuesday September 13th @ 7:30pm

Flat On My Back by Philip Gerson

directed by Jeremy Pape

Switch and Release by Sean Williams- SEMI FINALIST!

directed by Jordana Williams 

Love, Mom And by Peter Turo- SEMI FINALIST!

directed by Maureen Monterubio

Oh Amherst by Anna Fox

directed by Graydon Gund


Tuesday October 11th @ 7:30pm

Vandalusia (A Louvre Story) by Ed Malin

directed by Suzanne Karpinski

The Pine Barrens by Tariq Hamami- SEMI FINALIST!

directed by Lori Kee

Every Day Edna Mae by Robin Rice

directed by Kenny Wade Marshall


Monday November 7th @ 7:30pm

How to Destroy an American Girl Doll by Jan Rosenberg


directed by Shira-Lee Shalit

Goldsboro by Nat Cassidy- SEMI FINALIST! 

directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann

Love and Sex Between Prime Numbers by Jack Feldstein

directed by Stephanie C. Cunningham

The Unthinkable by Eve Lederman

directed by Graydon Gund


Tuesday December 13th @ 7:30pm

Love and Country by Alex Rubin

directed by Blayze Teicher

Lakshmi Counts Her Arms and Legs by Holly Hepp-Galvan-


directed by Rachel Dart

Aunt Jack by Sean Patrick Monahan- WILD CARD PICK! 

directed by John Lampe

Life Lessons with Susan Gail by David Rigano- SEMI FINALIST! 

directed by Melissa Meli


January 10th @ 7:30pm

Karate Hottie by Catherine Weingarten

directed by Hannah Wolf

Elevator Girl by Donna Hoke

directed by Kristin Heckler

Hell is You by Rebecca Jane Stokes- SEMI FINALIST! 

directed by Marissa Shadburn

Whore: A Kid's Play by Reese Thompson- SEMI FINALIST! 

directed by Mia Sommese 


Wide Eyed Productions is hosting our fourth installment of the WINKS Staged Reading Series. This year, we are focusing on the ladies and on original plays written exclusively by local NYC playwrights! Wide Eyed Productions is excited to continue its work in developing new American plays like the award-winning Animals by Sam Byron and Dan Kitrosser's Dead Special Crabs  With the terrific response we’ve received to our previous seasons of the Winks, we wanted the fun to continue. 


New Theatrical Works Featuring

Great Roles for Female Actors

Each month will feature a 15-minute segment from four original works by four different writers which are related to, or inspired by, the theme for each month. The themes are as follows: September: MOTHER, October: MAIDEN, November: CRONE, December: MADONNA, January: WHORE. The only consistent element is that each play must feature a “great role” for a female actor.  At the end of each night the audience will be invited to select their favorite play of the evening by casting an anonymous ballot. The audience favorite decided upon by majority vote will be named a semifinalist and invited to submit a full text* to Wide Eyed Productions’ Artistic Board for consideration for our final round.

Two (or three) overall finalists will be chosen and given a full staged reading of their plays at the end of the WINKS series.  From the finalists, one winning text will be chosen based upon audience and board votes. This winning text will then be put into development with Wide Eyed in whatever capacity we believe would best support the text and playwright. 


Wide Eyed Winks Staged Reading Series Season 4

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