Before a stick of scenery is built, or
a light is focused, an actor cast or a ticket sold, someone must enter a room and create a story. This person is the playwright, the unsung hero of the theatre. While
we celebrate the heritage of the great masterworks, the search of excellence in playwrighting must be ongoing.
There is no dead theatre. It is the nature
of the art form to be eternally alive; however, we must look for our next great masters of the theatre, if we expect to find
them. In addition we must search for plays and playwrights that reflect the totality
of our community.
The MET Magellan Project
is an ongoing new play development program actively searching for and developing the work of new playwrights. By actively
seeking the next great playwrights of our generation, the Magellan Project hopes to discover new horizons
for us all.