About Play by Play
Play By Play is a reading series in New York focused on incubating early drafts of new works towards full productions. We pair top playwrights with professional actors to hear new works aloud and cultivate scripts in development.
First and foremost, our readings aim to serve the playwright, getting language off the page early in the writing process and inviting artistic dialogue.
The Play By Play environment strives to be a safe, collaborative space, where playwrights, actors, directors, and literary managers can create, connect, and play.
By bringing a collection of trained artists together, we seek to bridge distances and build community around the cultivating of new work.
Liz Lerman Critical Response Technique
Play by Play utilizes the Liz Lerman Critical Response Technique in all feedback sessions. Click here to download a summary of the process.
Meet the Play by Play Staff
TYLER KENT founded Play By Play in 2013 at The Old Globe. He’s studied and created theatre in more than forty countries, including residencies with the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe (Shanghai, China) and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence, Italy). He is an associate company member of PlayGround, Northern California’s leading playwright incubator. Mr. Kent holds a B.A. in Theatre from Whitman College and an MFA in Classical Acting from The Old Globe / University of San Diego. He lives in New York City.
AMANDA MARIKAR is a New York-based actress, writer, singer, and producer. A CT native, she attended the same high school as her grandmother and Katharine Hepburn. She received her B.A. in English Literature, with a concentration in Theatre (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Barnard College, Columbia University, and studied literature at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Amanda has trained at the Maggie Flanigan Studio, the British American Drama Academy, the Moscow Art Theatre, the Chautauqua Theater Company, the People’s Improv Theater, and the Magnet. She fell in love with theater at an early age, staging productions of Cats with her stuffed animals, and making her debut as a mustachioed waiter in Hello, Dolly! at age 8. She is a member of 3 Voices Theatre, Project Theater’s Our Bar, the TE’A Project, and a founding member of FRESH PRODUCE’d. Thrilled to be a part of launching Play By Play NYC! www.amandamarikar.com