Weekly Workshop

“The Playwrights Group and Richard Caliban helped me to write my full length play which went on to win awards at FringeNYC and officially launched my playwriting career.”

— Kari Bently Quinn




“Life in New York gives you milions of reasons not to write. The  weekly sessions with Caliban’s Playwrights Group  remind you why you should  anyway”.  

— Hope Weiner


Weekly Workshop

Here’s how it works:

You bring in a scene, an act or an entire script, assign roles and we give it a reading. Then you get feedback — thoughts, feelings; we’ll kick around some ideas — and maybe you’ll get a revelation or two. But what most members find is that simply the discipline of bringing work in and the exposure to other writers and their methods is a great way to keep motivated and focused.

We’re a small group so you can bring something in just about every week if you want to. Members have brought in full length plays, one acts, 10 minute plays, musicals, screenplays, TV scripts, songs, webisodes, short stories, poetry and memoirs.

We’re a loose bunch. We have fun. And there’s always a nice mix of folks who have been members for years along with some who are new.

The best way to get a feel for TPG is to sit in on a session and see if you like the vibe. If you feel good about it — go for it! We love new faces.

Weekly Workshop


“Every script I’ve written and presented in The Playwrights Group has gone on to a full production in New York City, and I know this isn’t a coincidence.”     

— Jessica Fleitman


“If you want to jumpstart your skills as a playwright, join Richard Caliban’s Playwrights Group.”                          

— Janice Maffei



Email us to schedule a visit or for more information: 


The Playwrights Group
A weekly playwriting workshop led by Richard Caliban

Thursdays, 7 – 9:30pm
Midtown Manhattan Location
$160/10 weeks

Kathleen Sundt
Stanley Hathaway
Andra Vebell