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May 14th: The Center at West Park

May 21st (season closer): 154 Christopher Street

T@9 LA: The Madnani Theater

(season closer: May 21st)

T@9 Chicago: Chicago Dramatists

(season closer: May 21st)

T@9 Miami: The Katz

(will run through the summer)




What is Tuesdays@9?

     Tuesdays@9 is New York City's longest-running cold reading series for your newest

     work-in-progress. Every week, we cast and present excerpts of new writing to an

     audience of fellow artists and supporters. Tuesdays@9 operates with an open            

     submissions policy throughout the year, and hosts an open casting session at the

     start of each week. Tuesdays@9 has always been—and always will be—free and

     open to all artists and audience members. 


Where & When does Tuesdays@9 meet?

     Catch Tuesdays@9 every Tuesday night from mid-September through mid-May. 


Doors open at 8:15pm for casting; readings begin at 9:00pm


NYC: 154 Christopher @ 154 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

LA: The Madnani Theater @ 6760 Lexington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038


Chicago: Chicago Dramatists @ 798 North Aberdeen Street, Chicago, IL 60642

Miami: The Katz @ 738 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161




Print two hard copies of your ten-page excerpt representing 10 minutes of material.

On the front page, write:  

Your name, email address, and phone number (no post-it notes; they fall off)

Please include: date of submission & a character breakdown list

Scripts: 12 point font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins

Please no adaptations of existing work.


Attend T@9 with your hard copies in tow


Hand your pages to one of our Creative Directors at the end of T@9

NYC: Barbara Matovu or Michael O'Day

LA: Omari Williams or Kyle Therral Wilson

Chicago: Joshua Fardon or Patricia Mario

Miami: Lisa M. Waring or Rain the ArTist


You will be contacted in advance if your excerpt is selected to be read





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Notes to Writers:

  • We welcome all forms of writing at T@9:                                                                       prose, solo work, poetry, plays, screen plays, tv pilots, music, etc. 

  • Online submissions will not be accepted—you must hand in a hard copy



Arrive at Tuesdays@9 just before 8:15pm


At 8:15pm, tell a Creative Director that you’d like to be considered for casting

NYC: Barbara Matovu or Michael O'Day

LA: Omari Williams or Kyle Therral Wilson

Chicago: Joshua Fardon or Patricia Mario

Miami: Lisa M. Waring or Rain the ArTist

Wait to see if you get selected

If not, enjoy the event and please let us know again the next time you attend!





Give song samples via CD or USB drive to

Renée-Michele Brunet at Tuesdays@9 NYC 

Keith Rollins, Jr (Reverend Doctor) at Tuesdays@9 LA

Connie Kuntz at Tuesdays@9 Chicago

Rain the ArTist at Tuesdays@9 Miami


Email song files to


**Musicians are the ONLY artists who may submit materials online**



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How It Started

In 1991, company playwrights Frank Pugliese, Pippin Parker, and others watched the Gulf War’s broadcast on television and felt compelled to write about it. Giving themselves a weekly deadline, they began meeting on a regular basis to share their experiences, and thus Tuesdays@9 was born. Thirty-two years later, the program is still an arena for new works hot off the press.

Note to the Community:

  • Tuesdays@9 is an open, supportive, and communal environment. You may show up at any point during the season and be welcomed into the community. Attend a lot, attend a little—we’re always here.

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