script Services

dramaturgy
Script consultations, analysis and coaching

Script Services

What Does Your Script Need?

Often writing is a lonely job, especially in a collaborative art like theater. Enlisting the services of a dramaturg, writing coach or producing coach can help.

Whether you’d like a consultation about the developmental path for your work or prefer a general overview of your script, an in-depth conversation with an experienced director/dramaturg will provide honest feedback and can help you move on to the next level. You’ll walk away with a clear action plan and greater insights about your work, and feel confident on how to move it forward.

If you’re looking for a producing coach who can jump on board and work with you step by step to get your script produced, as a producer with extensive experience in New Play Development I can join you and pitch in when the going gets tough.

Email me at cate@catecammarata.com to set up a free 30 minute consultation. 

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Script Analysis & Consultation

Do you have a particular question about your script? Would you like feedback from someone who experienced in working with playwrights, has produced Off-Broadway, and has years of experience in the NYC theater?

My script analysis and consultation services feature:

  • a one-hour in-depth conversation with me about your work online or in-person (NYC  area only)
  • an in-depth written analysis of your submitted script
  • an action plan with clear takeaways to get your script ready for a reading, festival submissions, or both.

Subject to availability.

Email me at Cate@catecammarata.com to set up a consultation.

One on one Dramaturgical coaching

Are you stuck in a particularly thorny problem with your script? Facing writer’s block? Are you just “stuck”? A personal writing coach can help.

Personal weekly writing deadlines and weekly coaching sessions held online with me are uniquely designed for you to help you finish your script quickly and start submitting. This is an intense one-on-one working session – don’t apply unless you’re able to focus in and concentrate on your script during this time period.

One-on-one dramaturgical coaching includes:

  • Weekly 1-hour writing sessions with assignments, over a three or six month period
  • Personal one-on-one coaching and goal-setting each week
  • A clear producing vision with action steps given at the end of the program
  • All sessions held online

Apply for either the three month or six month individual coaching program for either plays or musicals, subject to availability and acceptance into the program.

Email me at Cate@catecammarata.com to apply.

 

Group Writing Classes

Would you like to be part of an online writers’ class, getting to know each other as a part of a small community? This option includes:

  • twelve 1.5-hour online classes over a three month time frame, using the same unique methodology I developed to teach my university students,
  • guest lecturers for the musical theater option, covering lyrics and songwriting
  • plus two in-depth personal coaching sessions with me during the three month time period.

Please indicate either a daytime or evening time preference and whether you’re writing a play or a musical. Come ready to work!

Classes forming now for the Spring. Limit 6 per class, subject to availability and acceptance into the class.

Tuition: $289 Classes forming now

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executive producer

As lonely as it is being a solitary writer, it’s equally lonely and much more confusing being a writer who’s determined to self-produce his/her own work. As an Off-Broadway producer and as an independent producer of multiple shows produced regionally and in almost every NYC festival, 

Let me jump on board and personally guide you step by step to develop your show cost-effectively and efficiently.

Subject to availability and acceptance.

Email me at Cate@catecammarata.com to apply.

Testimonials
“I can’t thank you enough for your incredible input — for all your insight and great suggestions!   As always, your analysis of my latest script has given me a lot to think about and digest, and I’m sure my musical will be the better for it.” 

Maureen Condon, CRUDE the Musical, NYMF

“Cate Cammarata looks for your play’s intention and then helps you structure it in order to achieve your unique goals.  She is comfortable in working in all theatrical styles.  Cate’s insights and advice have saved me months of revisions!”

T Cat Ford, playwright

“Casting and producing a play from Los Angeles was very challenging. Luckily the festival sent us a list of artists in all areas of production who had signed up as wanting to be a part of the festival. I took some serious time doing research on a few different directors and decided on Cate Cammarata, who literally saved my life.

She attended the auditions and has had constant communication with me about the process. With her guidance we were able to cast the play with a group of actors that I am very excited to see on stage telling this story. The rehearsal process thus far has been a lot of work, with myself and the director making sure that the story is solid and that we understand the vision. It’s been great, and I can’t wait to keep going.”

Kristy Thomas, Memories of the Game, SHE NYC Festival

“We have had the great pleasure of working with Cate Cammarata as a dramaturg on our original musical.

Cate is extremely thoughtful and thorough in her process and we were highly impressed and grateful for the amount of time and care she took in evaluating our work. Her astute questions about the script have lead us to a more defined story arc, featuring characters who are now properly fleshed out.  

The experience has made us realize that when you’re so close to the material it is sometimes difficult to see where problems exist. Bringing in an outside voice as insightful and experienced as Cate helped us discover where more chances should be taken and where clarification was needed. We left each session feeling confident and excited to dig further into the script to create the best show possible.”

Caryn Robbins, Book writer for Dear Prospective Student

“Cate Cammarata has the instincts of a Sherpa guide, leading you through the unchartered world of your play. She helps you to identify your world, unclutter it and strengthen the narrative so your characters can reach their summit. And she achieves this, as both a dramaturg and a director, using her deft interpersonal skills of nuance, persuasion, respect, reason and illustration.”

Barbara Kelly, Entanglement, Broadway Bound Theater Festival