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Publication Alert!

Two monologues from THE WICKHAM WAY, which premiered in August 2022, have been selected for
inclusion in Smith & Kraus anthologies this year!

Charlie in Best Men's Monologues 2023.
Liza in Best Women's Monologues 2023.

The first  (virtual) public reading of
THE WAY HOME will be on Monday,
April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. EST.

The third in a trilogy of plays set in the small (fictional) town
of Wickham, Vermont, The Way Home follows a large, 
extended family-by-choice through one eventful summer.  Themes: LGBTQ+, family, love, and the meaning of home.

Link and casting info coming soon!

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STATES OF PLAY is going strong!

Our virtual reading series, started in January of 2022, is now open to any member who would like to bring in a project.  Readings will be scheduled each month, as many as
one per week, based on  the playwright's availability.

Click below to get more details and get involved!

Watch a reading         Join the Facebook Group

I was recently a Visiting Artist at the  Virginia
Thespians Conference  in Winchester, VA!

I taught workshops in Playwriting Fundamentals,
Dramaturgy, and Directing the New Play.

I also judged several categories for the Thespy Awards,
attended some fun workshops of my own, caught a few
fabulous student performances, and made connections...
so, it was  an all-around wonderful weekend!

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About Rachel Rubin Ladutke, Playwright

Rachel Rubin Ladutke is a produced and published playwright living in New Jersey.

Her works include 8 full-length plays, 3 musicals, and numerous shorter pieces. 
Excerpts from several of her plays appear in monologue and scene anthologies.

Rachel attended Wheaton College and spent a semester at the National Theater Institute.

She holds an M.A. in Theater from Hunter College/C.U.N.Y.  She served as the Editor

of InSight For Playwrights, a monthly marketing newsletter, from 2003 to 2014.

She facilitates two online playwrights' groups, Writing Sprints and Opp Swap.

She is a member of the Dramatists' Guild, the National Play Exchange, the Playwrights' Center,

and the International Centre for Women Playwrights (Board Member).

Over the course of the pandemic, Rachel has coordinated virtual readings of works by Brian Friel, Tony Kushner, and Eugene O'Neill.  She also participated in #Enough2022, a nationwide presentation of plays by teenage playwrights on the topic of gun violence, presented by over 60 groups on April 20th (the anniversary of Columbine).

Zoom theatre has been an inspiring experience for Rachel, as she has  developed and revised three full-length scripts through workshopping online.  She has established relationships with performers and playwrights from all over the U.S. 

Wanting to provide opportunities for other playwrights to have the same benefits, she organized States of Play, a weekly virtual reading series running from January through December of 2022.  Each Wednesday, States of Play presents plays by female+ playwrights, each set in a different state of the U.S. (plus Puerto RIco and D.C.)

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