Fast Play Fest 2019


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Join us on Sunday, August 11 at 7pm on the 3rd floor of TBG to watch the final performances created through our developmental programming FAST PLAY FEST!

Each year The Barrow Group hosts an exciting weekend of frenetic and fun collaboration that culminates in a performance of new plays. 7 playwrights are teamed up with individual teams consisting of a director and cast of actors and have just one night to write a play. The next morning the collaborators read the script and start rehearsing. After just 24 hours together, the group presents their plays with the others in one big evening of performances.

It's fun. It's unexpected. It's fast.

Tickets are just $15 and the revenue helps to support The Barrow Group's ability to produce more developmental programming like Fast Play Fest.


Portrait of writer Jeanine T. Abraham, Fast Play Fest 2019

Jeanine T. Abraham SAG/AFTRA, has been involved with The Barrow Group ever since 1997 an actor.  She works in commercials, TV, theater and industrials. In 2015 she took playwriting with Arlene Hutton and Screen writing with K.Lorrel Manning,  and started writing her own original work. In 2017, she created her own production company, VisAbleblackwoman Productions. ( Jeanine wrote acted in and just completed a tour of her immersive movement based theater experience, Rhythm Therapy Rise!  And is currently producing and acting in her collection of short plays and post play salon, Community Organized! With Lululemon, Flatiron N.Y.C. Jeanine is a brand ambassador for GirlTrek, the largest Black women’s health movement in America and is in pre-production for her next immersive theater experience, Those Yoga plays, and Jeanine lives in Crown Heights Brooklyn. Please support VisAbleblackwoman Productions on patreon:

Portrait of writer Charlotte Ahlin, Fast Play Fest 2019

Charlotte Ahlin is a writer, playwright, performer, and lifelong New Yorker. Her work has been produced at various venues all around New York City, as well as in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cedar City, Utah, and Hyderabad, India. She co-hosts “What You Will,” a podcast about Shakespeare, and sometimes she writes about books for the internet. She also holds a B.A. in creative writing from Oberlin College, and serves as the associate artistic director and chief morale officer for the non-profit theatre company Fat Knight Theatre.

Portrait of writer Jerise Fogel, Fast Play Fest 2019
Jerise is an artist and occasional director of Greek plays, living in NYC. She's so grateful to Arlene Hutton for her amazing and warm classes that have helped her begin finding her way in playwriting. Thrilled to participate again in Fast Play Fest! Websites: and

Portrait of writer Wendy Goldman, Fast Play Fest 2019

A Chicago native, Wendy Goldman began her career as an actress and company member of LA’s famed comedy troupe, The Groundlings. Her musical “Casual Sex” (co-written with fellow Groundling, Judy Toll) won multiple LA theatre awards and launched a film adaptation for Ivan Reitman/Universal Studios. Now a veteran TV writer, she most recently was an Executive Producer on the critically-acclaimed MTV comedy, “Faking It.” Wendy continues to improvise her way through life and career here in New York. She teaches workshops using improv writing games to inspire creativity as well as being a Writing Coach.

Portrait of writer Stuart Green, Fast Play Fest 2019

A New York City-based Actor, Writer & Improviser, Stuart has spent several years honing his craft with some really wonderful teachers (Wynn Handman, Mercedes Ruehl, Austin Pendleton) and playing at some fun places (BAM, Guggenheim, FringeNYC).  He's the author of two short films ("Miss Connected" and "Winter's Coming") and several One-Acts, which have been presented via The Barrow Group, The Tank, and the Estrogenius Festival.  His latest piece "Memory Tracers," will premiere in October at the New Works Series (Emerging Artists Theatre).

Portrait of writer Tammy Green, Fast Play Fest 2019

Tammy Green is delighted to participate in this year's Fast Play Fest. She is a playwright, director, and Artistic Director of Rubber Chicken Theater Company. Tammy studied with Arlene Hutton at The Barrow Group. Her play, "El Campeón: Politics con Pollo," appears next week (8/15, 16 and 18) at the NY Summerfest. Tammy participates in the Northport Plays Festival and the Northport Readers Theater.  She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the New Play Exchange. You can find her upcoming productions at

Portrait of writer Aaron J. Klein, Fast Play Fest 2019

Aaron J. Klein is an actor/writer who's work has been heard at The Barrow Group, Alumnus Theater Company, and Manhattanville College. A selection of his play BLUE FALLS IN OHIO was most recently seen at The Barrow Group's Internship Spring Reading Series. More at

TBG Students (past and present) will serve as writers, directors, and actors. Together all will create and perform a series of new, short plays the weekend of AUG 9-11, 2019.

Kickoff  is Friday, August 9 from 7 - 9:30pm; Scripts due and rehearsals begin Saturday, August 10; Technical rehearsals and performances of the short plays will be Sunday, August 11. Performance at 7pm. 

Participants will meet together Friday night to pair up casts, directors and writers, get to know each other  and begin the creative process. Writers will write their plays Friday night to Saturday morning. Directors will receive their plays and meet with their playwright Saturday afternoon. Rehearsals with actors take place Saturday from 3:30 - 10pm. There will be final rehearsals Sunday morning or afternoon and tech Sunday afternoon (schedules will vary). Ready or not, the show goes on at 7pm Sunday night!

We are no longer accepting submissions.