Epic commissions and nurtures new socially-minded work by a wide range of new voices and well-established playwrights. Our development process is comprehensive. It begins with commissioning a writer to develop an idea they’re passionate about, we’re excited by, and that together we believe will inspire audience-participants to engage with the work, empower their voices and inspire action.
Through a comprehensive script development process that includes readings, workshops, and retreats, Epic supports playwrights to explore timeless social, political, and ethical issues within their work.
The BLUEPRINT SERIES is our flagship new play festival presented each spring or summer and sponsored annually by Bill and Kumi Martin. The Series shines a light on important new political writing and plants the seed for future productions by Epic and other likeminded companies.
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Past plays developed at Epic include:
No Child… by Nilaja Sun
Beauty on the Vine by Zak Berkman
Dispatches from (A)Mended America by Brandt Adams and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata
Sugar and Needles by Keith Josef Adkins
Flood by Michael Brandt
Palace of the End by Judith Thompson
Home Front by Warren Leight
Fast Blood by Judy Tate
Shakespeare’s Will by Vern Thiessen
Ariel Sharon Hovers Between Life and Death and Dreams of Theodor Herzl by David Zellnik
On the Levee by Marcus Gardley with Todd Almond and Lear de Bessonet
Dear Mr. President by Daniel Voll
A Night In Seville by James Wallert
East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch
Last Best Place by Bathsheba Doran