One word: bowling. What, you say. Bowling, I say.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Bowling with the Bards, a benefit featuring bowling and bowling-related plays to support Pulse Works, the heart of new drama in Central Texas. Expect: retro bowling shirts, shoes that slide, and 1-3 minute plays about America’s favorite indoor sport.

Six to seven teams will bowl, each captained by a Pulse Works playwright, Artistic Director C. Denby Swanson, or a special guest bowler.

Bowl with the Bards raises money for Pulse Works, the heart of new drama in Central Texas, at the end of October. It also helps connect ASW members to theater professionals -– one of our guest bowlers this year is Tina Parker, a director and associate at Kitchen Dog Theatre, a company in Dallas with a strong connection to Script Works and a determination to produce new and challenging plays. Stayed tuned for word on another guest bowler!

Bowl! Write a new play about bowling! Raise money for your fellow playwrights while you bowl! Make friends with a cool theater professional from a great company and impress her with your bowling!

Raise $100 in pledges to join a team or pay $50 to bowl and rub elbows with a fancy-pants guest artist. Bring 1-3 minute plays that could be set in a bowling alley – over the course of the afternoon, we’ll hear them out loud in casual, site-specific locations.

Prizes will be given out for highest score, most money raised, best team effort, and other fun bowling-related contests.

WHERE: Highland Lanes, 8909 Burnet Rd. (map)
WHEN: October 2, 3-5pm