The Brooklyn Generator
The Brooklyn Generator comes to The Tank! Now in its 6th Season, we are excited to bring our new play generation project to The Tank.
The Brooklyn Generator is the creation of Erin Mallon and Bixby Elliot. Originally started by Erin when she began making plays back in 2010 with a rotating group of 6 playwrights and 12 actors who gathered once a month on a Friday night to create six 10-minute plays in less than two days. Erin continued this way for 2 years and they collectively wrote about 140 short plays. Then, after a hiatus, Bixby and Erin put their heads together and asked each other "how can we adapt this model to support the creation of full-length plays?"
Cut to June 2014 when they re-launched The Brooklyn Generator with six great playwrights. The Generator supports each other over a six month period during which each playwright takes a turn being "Playwright-of-the-Month," bringing actors and directors to the table to create brand new full-length plays in less than 30 days. Six seasons later they are still going strong.
The Brooklyn Generator has been home to the following artists: Mallery Avidon, Eboni Booth, Ed Cardona Jr., Guadalís Del Carmen, Bixby Elliot, Georgina Escobar, Ken Greller, Amina Henry, Stephen Kaplan, Erin Mallon, Sarah Matusek, Julian J. Mesri, Eric John Meyer, Charlie O'Leary, Noah T. Parnes, Lia Romeo, Stacey Rose, Nandita Shenoy, Diana Stahl, Melisa Tien, Juan Francisco Villa and Nathan Yungerberg
For Season Six we have assembled an “all star” line up of former writers from the Brooklyn Generator: Georgina Escobar, Amina Henry, Charlie O’Leary, Lia Romeo, Nandita Shenoy as well as Erin Mallon and Bixby Elliot.
Join us for readings each month and see what our Season Six writers create. The schedule is as follows:
Jan 28, 2018 at 4pm - Erin Mallon
Feb 25, 2018 at 4pm - Georgina Escobar
April 1, 2018 at 4pm - Lia Romeo
April 29, 2018 at 4pm - Amina Henry
June 3, 2018 at 4pm - Charlie O’Leary
June 24, 2018 at 4pm - Bixby Elliot
August 5th, 2018 at 4pm - Nandita Shenoy
For more information you can go to The Brooklyn Generator Facebook Page: