Ballroom Marfa Launches Staged-Reading Program for Nicholl Fellows

The Reading will feature winning scripts from AMPAS' annual fellowships.

Ballroom Marfa, located in the desert town of Marfa, Texas, is launching a new program called The Reading, which will offer a staged reading of a winning script from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

Two performances will take place at Marfa's Crowley Theater on March 26. They will be followed by a panel discussion with the screenwriter and others involved with the project.

Presented as part of Ballroom Marfa's year-round Film Program, the screenwriter of the winning script will be selected from among this year's five Nicholl Fellows by a three-person committee of filmmakers.

"A fundamental mission of Ballroom Marfa is to honor and advance the talent and craft of the up-and-coming artist. It is therefore with great pleasure that we present The Reading as a new and vital element of our film program, helping to bring the screenwriter together with an actual audience at an early point in the creative process," Ballroom Marfa executive director and co-founder Fairfax Dorn said.