MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If you like watching movie trailers, how about video trailers for new plays?
The Minneapolis-based Playwrights' Center is hoping to interest theater companies in producing new plays by offering "coming attractions" — similar to movie previews.
Polly Carl, the center's artistic director, came up with the idea two years ago.
Carl says many theaters don't want to take a chance on new plays. So the center is producing the two- to three-minute trailers as a way to bring the plays to life.
Three plays are featured in the first series — "Forgetting" was shot in New York City, "Raskol" was shot in a small apartment and "The Secret Life of Coats" was produced at The Playwrights' Center and in a restaurant coat-check room.
The trailers can be seen on the center's Web site.
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The Playwrights' Center: http://www.pwcenter.org
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