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Sixty-Six Productions

Be part of the Story

The John Patrick Shanley
Actor's Workshop

Produced in collaboration with Jackie Diamond, Nick Hardcastle, Paul Rush, and The Lee Strasberg Creative Center
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Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley will select 12 actors to participate in a 4 day acting workshop. The actors will work with Shanley on up to 6 of his new plays. On the last day Shanley will select 3 of the actors to present his new feature length play to the public in a Staged Reading!


  • August 29th through September 1st.

  • Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood, California.

  • 12 Participating Actors.

  • Actors must apply to be selected.

  • Actors must be available for the full workshop.

  • Cost $600 (non-refundable).

  • Workshop will be available to observers.

  • Observer cost $100 per day or $300 for 4 days. (non-refundable).


  • Actor Applications CloseJULY 23rd

  • Acceptance Notification - JULY 27th

  • Participants Payment Due - AUGUST 10th

  • Observer Payment - TILL SOLD OUT

Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday - Thursday

  • 10am - 1pm - Morning Session

  • 1pm -2pm - Lunch

  • 2pm - 6pm - Afternoon Session


  • 10am-1pm - Morning Session​

  • 1pm-2pm - Lunch

  • 2pm - 6pm - Afternoon Session


  • Q+A with John Patrick Shanley


*Venue is available for actors to rehearse outside of schedule between 9am-10pm.

Workshop Expectations:

Every actor will have the chance to work with John everyday. This workshop is designed not only to provide an opportunity for actors to work with John but also to use their talents in exploring new material with the writer and director. Actors will be provided the material after payment is received. You are not required to be 'off book' but should have read every play and be familiar with all the characters. Actors will be assigned the plays they will work on at the end of each day. The venue has made rehearsal rooms available to the actors to use before or after workshop hours if you would like.

During the workshop, you may work on all the plays, you may work on only 2, you may be asked to gender swap, or to explore in ways you may think is far outside the 'character.' The workshop is designed for deep character exploration and expression with guidance from John. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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