First Draft Writer's Circle

What is First Draft?

A community of playwrights, actors, and directors that meets periodically to encourage local playwrights and explore new plays via table readings, staged readings, discussion, and other methods.  First Draft, a fixture at WDL for many years, is now returning by popular demand.

When are the meetings? 

The group is currently in hiatus but we are looking for a new facilitator.  Please contact Eric Merlino ( if you have interest.  

Who can come? 

Anyone with an interest in new works and who is at least of high school age (minors will need to get a consent signed by parents).

Want more information?

Contact Eric Merlino at 

How to stay in touch? 

Join our Facebook Group, Wilmington Drama League First Draft Writer’s Circle!


10 W Lea Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19802

Administrative 302-764-3396

Box Office  302-764-1172


This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on


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