Calling all playwrights, poets, writers and storytellers!

Arizona Theatre Company’s Café Bohemia introduces WordUp, a fresh new program for local writers to stretch their literary and creative muscles with the support of ATC’s professional artistic and dramaturgical staff.  WordUp is an exciting new opportunity to create and read new work, get feedback through the developmental process, even organize a table reading of a new play – all culminating in a New Works Festival as the final installment in this season’s Café Bohemia staged reading series.

Questions?  Contact Katherine Monberg, kmonberg@arizonatheatre.org or 520.884.8210 x 7508.

New works, new voices, new ideas.

Past Events...
WordUp: Showcase
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Temple Lounge

Arizona Theatre Company presents a showcase of new work from Café Bohemia’s WordUp, a fresh new program for local playwrights, poets, writers and storytellers to stretch their literary and creative muscles with the support of ATC’s artistic and dramaturgical staff.  Featuring new works by Esther Almazan, Pam Burris, Will Cordeiro, Linda Evans, Michael Fenlason, Kelly J. Hardesty, Kim Lowry, Leslie Powell, Ron Pullins, Dawn Costello Sellers, Germaine Shames and Eugenia Woods; performed by Matt Bowdren, Harold Dixon, Maedell Dixon and Avis Judd; directed by Katherine Monberg, Amber Tibbitts, and Stephen Wrentmore. 


  1. A thought from our last meeting: what is a dramaturg? What do you think?

    1. Some thoughts from a dramaturg:
      Dramaturgs help make stories happen. They exist to help the voice of a playwright resonate on the page and the stage. They are a champion for the words and the vision of the playwright, and live at the intersection of that vision with director, actor and artist. Within those ideas, it's difficult to be exact, because the role of a dramaturg is unique to each project, just as each process is unique to each writer and artist, and every moment of time - and every moment of theatre - is unique unto itself.

      Some thoughts from Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA):

    2. Some thoughts from playwright Sarah Ruhl:


  2. Thanks for all of your words, and work! Looking for the voting poll. Will find it. That is my mission, for tomorrow.