Take an online playwriting class at Off-Broadway’s Primary Stages from anywhere! Online classes at Primary Stages ESPA help you create or polish a draft of your new play, providing the necessary structure and deadlines to those outside the NYC area or with unpredictable schedules.
This 8-week online class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines and constructive feedback that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page.
Instructor: Michele Lowe (Writer, String of Pearls and Motherhood Out Loud at Primary Stages)
Begins June 26
As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. Open to new and returning students, this class will begin by establishing individualized writing goals to conquer over eight weeks.
Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, 2012 OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
Begins June 20
In each session of this 5-week class, a different award-winning playwright will throw writing exercises at you to make those creative muscles burn. Whether you need to combat writer’s block, work through a problematic scene, or just raise your writing to the next level, each instructor will challenge you to push even harder.
July 10: Jennifer Haley (Writer, The Nether at MCC)
July 17: Joshua Allen (Story Editor, “Empire”)
July 24: Nick Jones (Story Editor, “Orange is the New Black”)
July 31: Zakiyyah Alexander (Writer, “Grey’s Anatomy”)
August 8: Sheila Callaghan (Writer, Women Laughing Alone with Salad, CTG)
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.