First Fridays March 4

Farrah CraneFirst Fridays

Works in Progress
Theme: Before/After
Guest Host: Bilgin Turker
March 4, 2022
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:

This theme reflects a possible journey we take within a story. It can be a Before/After of a character(s) personal growth or regression, circumstances of a story where something is different, whether it’s good or bad. The Before/After can also have already happened and we are seeing the results or the results have yet to happen.


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, February 26 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 March 4th.
If you want to watch the readings, reserve your free ticket   and login at 7pm EDT on March 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: Bilgin Turker is an actor, writer and director in theatre, film and now Zoom. You can catch her in films, Mount Joy (Indie City Films), and The Ones That Have Fallen (Five Sigma Films). Some past stage work include Elaine Kaufman in Steinbrenner (Urban Stages), and Fadya in The Basement (ANDTheatre Company). She is also a part of Restorative Stories with the Barrow Group. In her free time, she writes, cooks and walks her dog Jett.