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For six months each year, Rogue Machine Theater's Playwright's Roundtable brings together early to mid-career playwrights, some of whom are returning to theater after finding success in film and television. 


The playwrights meet twice a month in a warm and safe environment, culminating in public or private presentations of bold new works for the stage.

July 25-28, 2024: Round Table Readings!

Join us for our FREE Round Table Festival for these bold new works, where you, the audience, are an integral part of the process. Check out the dates by clicking below and RSVP for free!


Please Note: While these readings are of full length plays, the plays being read may be unfinished. Peek behind the curtain and witness a work-in-progress and become a vital part of the process, giving these writers what they need at this stage of the process: a living, breathing audience to show them what may be adjusted as they head towards a finished script.

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David H. Parker (they/them) is an award-winning artist from Birmingham, AL who will earn their MFA in Directing from UCLA in spring 2024. Their original play, Texas for Four More Years, has been workshopped by Pothos Arts & Theater House and East West Players. Intersectionality informs the base of their work, but the intersection of Blackness and Queerness is always at the top of their priorities. 



A. Rey Pamatmat’s plays include Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Actors Theatre of Louisville), after all the terrible things I do (Milwaukee Rep), House Rules (Ma-Yi), Thunder Above, Deeps Below (Second Generation), A Spare Me (Waterwell), and DEVIANT. His work has been translated into Spanish and Russian, performed in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Russia, and published by Concord Theatricals, Playscripts, Cambria Press, and Vintage. Rey is the former co-director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and was a PoNY, Hodder, NYFA, and Princess Grace Fellow.

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Brian Otaño’s full-length plays include Dolores Slayborne (Atlantic Theater Company Launch Commission), Under Normal Circumstances, The Dust (2019 MCC Theater PlayLab), Tara, Zero Feet Away (Roundabout Underground Series) and The Dooley Street Trilogy. In TV, Brian was a writer/producer for The Horror of Dolores Roach on Prime Video and a staff writer for the first season of the hit Freeform series Cruel Summer.  



Joshua Conkel is a playwright, TV writer, and filmmaker. Rogue Machine produced his hit play MilkMilkLemonade in 2011. His short film Curmudgeons (dir. Danny DeVito) opened at TriBeCa in 2015 and his recent short, He Watches, was part of OutFest's queer horror block in 2023. For television, he has written for A Series of Unfortunate Events, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and currently writes for Dead Boy Detectives.




Lina Patel is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores disability, non-traditional relationships, and power in an unstable world. Upcoming: her new play, Sick Girl or Don't Hate Me Cuz I'm Pretty is invited to PlayFest Indy/Summit Theater; and her UCLA/Playwright's Arena commissioned play, Traces of Desire, is being published by Bloomsbury, U.K. On television, Lina was co-producer on Ava DuVernay's nuanced series, Cherish the Day, which explores Black love; previously on DC's character-driven sci-fi drama, Krypton. Currently, Lina is developing her original pilot about mental health and law enforcement for BET Plus.



Mando is an award-winning playwright/screenwriter from Pharr, Texas. He's a writer/producer for TV and his plays have been produced Off-Broadway, The Atlantic Theater, Two River Theater and Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens.

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