Art of the Script

McCarter Theatre Center and the Arts Council of Princeton are searching for artists!

Art of the Script is a community project that invites local artists to create work inspired by scripts from upcoming McCarter productions. Work will be exhibited, and available for sale, in McCarter’s lobbies during the run of one of the five shows in the 2019-2020 season. Audiences will have the opportunity to view the art during pre-show and intermission to enhance their understanding of the script, or simply engage in conversation about the artwork! This project will allow audiences to dive deeper into the storytelling and celebrate the work of artists living and working in our community.

This season of productions includes Gloria: A Life, a retrospective on Gloria Steinem’s life and a conversation about her message today. This script is available for check out now at ACP. The classic horror tale Frankenstein, as told through the imaginative Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago. Goodnight Nobody is a world premiere play about old friends trying to stay connected as their lives diverge. Sleuth is a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie thriller filled with plotted murders, jealousy, and revenge. The final show of the season is The Refuge Plays, a compassionate and funny mystical drama. It explores the need for connection and love when, despite a complex past, family and forgiveness can still prevail.

Drop by the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, to sign out a script for ONE WEEK — this will require a $20 deposit, returned when the script is brought back.

Submitted artwork must:

  • Be connected to the script in theme, mood, or historical context
  • Be 2-dimensional and ready to hang
  • Not exceed 18 inches in any direction
  • Not exceed 5 pounds

Additional information

  • The Arts Council and McCarter will promote the sale of exhibited work and collect 30% commission from the selling price. Artwork is not required to be available for sale.
  • McCarter Theatre and/or the Arts Council of Princeton reserve the right to not display work that is deemed inappropriate or not suitable for hanging.
  • For more information, contact Carrie Ballenger at

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