First Fridays February 4th

Farrah CraneFirst Fridays

Works in Progress
Theme: How To Be Single
Guest Host: Xander Jackson
February 4th
Online via Zoom

6pm EST – Casting Starts
7pm EST – Readings begin

For this edition of First Fridays, we are accepting submissions of works-in-progress from writers inspired by the following themes:

– Self Awareness
– Self Love
– Learning to Let Go
– Alternative Relationships
– Importance of Friendships/Family
– Breakups
– Communication

As someone who has spent the majority of their adult life being single, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on it & the benefits that come from having an independent lifestyle. Between those we interact with & media as a whole, we as a society are told that relationships are the ultimate goal. We tend to demonize being single and view the “single” relationship status as a failure. I feel that does a disservice to the self-discovery it can bring about and I believe that having those moments to be able to really look inward should be valued a lot more.
-Xander Jackson


We are accepting up to 10 pages of scripts-in-progress from plays, screenplays, web series, or one-acts. Email your 10 pages or less to by Saturday, January 29th at 5pm ET. All writers chosen will receive a $50 stipend.
The plays will be cast the night of the event. To be considered for casting, reserve your free ticket  and login by 6pm ET on February 4th.
If you want to watch the readings, reserve your free ticket  and login at 7pm EDT on February 4th.
**If the event is sold out on our calendar, email to be put on the waitlist.

First Fridays is a free monthly curated event that offers artists the opportunity to share their work, practice their craft, and connect with fellow creators. Writers are pre-selected to share up to 10 pages of their script-in-progress and actors are cast on the spot to participate. Learn more and reserve your free tickets  Please note, all writers selected each month will be considered for the First Fridays Festival— our culminating event in June 2022. Writers will be paired with TBG directors to cast and workshop the pieces, which will be shared in front of an audience. All artists involved receive a stipend.


About this month’s host: Xander Jackson
 is an on-camera and stage actor who recently began his journey with The Barrow Group. He has continued his training in the classroom, in front of the camera, and on stage in various productions throughout the tri-state area.

In his free time, he enjoys a multitude of activities including Snowboarding, Baking, and Martial Arts Training to name a few.