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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

SPRING SEMESTER JUST STARTED: The First Draft at Primary Stages ESPA

Spring semester of classes at Primary Stages ESPA just started! There are just a few slots still available for two of our First Draft sections - you can start class as early as NEXT WEEK!

Instructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, New World Rhapsody at MTC, Wild Terrain at EST)

Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28

The structure of this class is elastic enough to accommodate a variety of playwriting voices, yet rigorous enough to help each writer power through a First Draft. Because Adam believes the best First Draft writing happens when writers release their intuitive impulses, you'll learn strategies for keeping the conscious, critical mind out of the drafting process. This class will encourage you to tap into your most burning concerns, and then to go beyond that, employing craft to ensure that your concerns will speak to the widest possible audience. The main organizing principle of this class is to support the work that each writer needs to write, trusting that no one knows more about the underlying impulse of a particular play than the author who wrote it.


Instructor: Crystal Skillman (Writer, Geek, Pulp Vérité, Mary and Max)

Mondays from 11:00am – 2:00pm
March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

This is a class of the IMAGINATION. This class will be very much focused on what you are passionate to write a full-length about and what is theatrical – and what MUST be a play. In the class, you will focus mainly on structure, in addition to character, language, and dramatic action. Consider Crystal your producer, that at times you adore and at times you find challenging, but who always keeps you on track.

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. 

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.


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