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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Summer Playwriting Classes at ESPA!

Summer 2016 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! We're thrilled to announce this semester’s lineup of opportunities in our writing, acting, and directing departments. Some of the fantastic writing offerings include:

Monday mornings with A. Rey Pamatmat (Writer, House Rules at Ma-Yi Theatre Company; Co-Director, Mi-Ya Writer's Lab)
Monday evenings with Bess Wohl (Writer, Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova)
Thursdays with Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
Sundays with Edwin Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)

Tuesdays with Josh Hecht (Director, Christine Jorgensen Reveals at New World Stages)
Thursdays with Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)

Led by an all-star team of power players, self-pitching gurus, and business specialists, this class is designed for those of you who have a project ready and need the tips and tricks to package yourself.

What is it you want to say with that play? What perspective do you bring to the piece to make it uniquely yours? And, most importantly, why are you working on it in the first place?

Break down the traditional barriers between actor/director/writer and challenge yourself to become a better collaborator in the room.

This class will guide you through the process of preparing a television treatment primed for pitching. This class meets twice a week to emulate the real-world scenario of turning around a pitch.

Take an in-depth look at how to excite your audience with a hero who is challenged along a meaningful journey and proceed through your second act with two principles in mind: how your hero needs to be tested, and how your audience empathizes and delights in the hero’s process.

Sometimes it’s inevitable: writers just get stuck. This class is designed to bypass intellect, harness spontaneity, and get those emotions flowing, so you can get words on the page.

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. For a full list of classes, including workshops and Online Classes visit http://primarystages.org/ESPA. Classes begin in June. Start and end dates vary.

ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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