The Robert Chesley / Jane Chambers Playwrights Project is a forum for playwrights to have their work presented to an invited audience.
No Q and A.
Just an opportunity for playwrights to be heard.
It also offers a chance to look at plays from the past in an attempt to keep our heritage alive.
The series honors Jane Chambers (1937-83) and Robert Chesley (1943-90) – arguably two of the most original and impassioned voices to contribute to our theatrical heritage.
TOSOS would also like to acknowledge the generous support of The Dramatists Guild Fund whose support through the Theater Grant makes this series possible.
Contact Us to acquire scripts of these plays or to pose any question to Kathleen Warnock, the series producer.
Upcoming Chesley/Chambers Readings
November 9: J. Stephen Brantley’s Billy Baal
December 7: Chris Weikel’s Nellie
Past Chesley/Chambers Playwrights
Swan Adamson — The Dads Try to Get Married
Kathy Anderson — Incoming
Virginia Baeta — Damaged Goods(2015)
Leslie Bramm — The Minute Man(2013)
J. Stephen Brantley — The Jamb
Kevin Brofsky — Dancing Straight, Tops and Bottoms & Hurricane Damage(2015)
Victor Bumbalo — Questa
Jane Chambers — My Blue Heaven(2013)
Robert Chesley — Stray Dog Story(2013)
Meryl Cohn — Almost Home, And Sophie Comes Too & Insatiable Hunger
Constance Congdon — Dog Opera
Josh Conkel — I Wanna Destroy You
Fiona Coyne — Careful
Bob Cruz — Schadenfreude! & The Writers Block
Emma Donoghue — I Know My Own Heart
Linda Eisenstein — That Was No Lady from the Sea! & Zombie Grrrlz from the Crypt
Lisa Ferber — Penny’s One Date
Steven Fales — Missionary Position & Who’s Your Daddy?
Mark Finley — Christmas Moon, The Chiselers, Forever Under, How Do We Get Her in the Water? & The Mermaid
The Five Lesbian Brothers — The Secretaries
Carolyn Gage — The Countess and the Lesbians
Joe Godfrey — Winter Cruise
Jewelle Gomez — Waiting for Giovanni(2013)
Donnetta Lavinia Grays — The B Factor & The Review: Or How to Eat Your Enemy
Hector Lugo — La Tosca…!
Georgette Kelley — Ballast(2015)
Charles Ludlam — Caprice
Jimmy Maize — In One Room
L. Jay Meyer — Minor Victories
Tim Mullaney — What to Say (Glass Houses)
Nick Mwaluko — Waafrika
Bob Ost — Breeders
David Parr — Slap & Tickle
Nicholas A. Patricca — Oh, Holy Allen Ginsberg …
Robert Patrick — Hollywood at Sunset, The Haunted Host & Sound
Felice Picano — The Bombay Trunk
Robbie Robertson — Revival(2014),Satan in High Heels(2013)
Garet Scott — Roll with the Punches
Alisha Silver — Golden
Daniel Talbott — Slipping
Ron Tavel — Kitchenette
Vanda — Screaming in the Wilderness
Bruce Ward — Fabulous Ride into the Unknown
Kathleen Warnock — The Audience, Outlook & The Further Adventures of…(2014)
Chris Weikel — Making it up as We Go Along, Speaking Parts, Dansport, Pig Tale, an Urban Faerie Story, Provenance & Secret Identity
Tennessee Williams — Clothes for a Summer Hotel and The Parade or Approaching the End of a Summer
Doric Wilson — The Boy Next Door, Forever After, Now She Dances! & The West Street Gang
Lanford Wilson — Say De Kooning