First Fridays May 6th

Farrah CraneFirst Fridays

Works in Progress
Theme: Chosen Family
Guest Host: Mother McKenzie
May 6, 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 theme of Chosen Family.


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, April 30th 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 May 6th.
If you want to watch the readings, reserve your free ticket  and login at 7pm EDT on May 6th.
**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: Mother McKenzie (she/we) is a storyteller and activist from “Gay Ridge” Brooklyn. She has been writing and performing since her teens. Discovering her trans self late in life, she now brings her whole self—trans feminist, lesbian, and mother—to her work on stage, screen, and public park. She is a student of the Barrow Group and most recently appeared in Dan Browns, Tales from the Sometime Why.