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Friday, May 1, 2020

New Online Workshops at Primary Stages ESPA!

We’ve announced new Online Workshops at Primary Stages ESPA! Whether you want to work on your Artistic Statement, tackle your Social Media presence to establish your artistic brand, or banish writer’s block and Jumpstart a New Play, we have the workshop for you!

We’re dedicated to giving you a creative community while social distancing - we have classes and workshops to hone your craft online, and also have our Primary Plus: Virtual Community which offers free playwriting sessions, master classes, and more! Even though we are socially distant, we won’t let you be isolated.

Instructor: Dana Lerner (Tony Award-Nominated Producer for Broadway's Indecent and Company, Founder and CEO of Red Pelican Creative)
Monday, May 11
6pm – 8pm ET
Social media has become an instrumental place to promote your work and establish your brand - and whether you love it or hate it, it's one of the best marketing tools that you have as an artist. Whether you're new to this online content or a social media expert, Dana will help you focus your messaging and create a social media strategy in order to build your brand.

Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre)
Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, May 23
12pm – 5pm ET both days
The Artistic Statement is a deeply dreaded, but required, field of most playwright development opportunities. This 2-day workshop will help you conquer the overwhelming task of writing about yourself and your work.

Instructor: Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)
Part 1: May 30 & 31
Part 2: June 6 & 7
12pm – 5pm ET
Sometimes it’s inevitable: writers just get stuck. Part 1 of this workshop will inspire you to get cracking on your next play and generate material. If you want to challenge yourself to keep writing and take a deeper dive into the work, Part 2 will delve into character development.

And if you want to dive into your first draft...
Online First Draft - one spot left, starting next week!
Instructor: Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)
Tuesdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm ET
Starts May 5
This online class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page.

Click here for the full list of online classes.

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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