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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Summer Writing Classes Online at Primary Stages ESPA!

Summer 2020 online classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! Here are just some of the classes in our lineup of opportunities in the writing department:

Instructor: MĂȘlisa Annis (Writer, Director, Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch)
Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.

Instructor: Rogelio Martinez (Writer, Ping Pong at The Public)
Use writing exercises to find your joy in writing, letting the new material they create surprise you.

This class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment to get your ideas on the page.
MĂȘlisa Annis (Writer, Director, Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch)
Abe Koogler (Obie-winning Writer, Fulfillment Center at MTC)
Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy... at Primary Stages)
Caridad Svich (Writer, OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)

Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River)
Suzanne Bradbeer (Writer, Confederates (Kilroys Honorable Mention))
As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. This class will help you tackle the revision process and develop a stronger version of your play.

Instructor: Kate Moira Ryan (Writer (with Judy Gold), 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother)
Study the specialized set of rules for comedy to shape your ideas, structure your plot, develop believable characters, and write witty dialogue.

Instructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, Wild Terrain at EST)
Learn to distill a compelling story into the shortest possible dramatic form, think outside of the box of structure, and have some fun.

Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River)
Conquer the overwhelming task of writing about yourself and your work.

Instructor: Kait Kerrigan (Writer, The Mad Ones)
Focus on this main structural component of musicals, developing the tools and framework of a musical theater piece.

Instructor: Daniel Talbott (Writer, "The Conners"; Artistic Director, Rising Phoenix Rep)
Focus on the core elements of writing for TV—from premise to outline to pilot.

Instructor: Dana Lerner (Tony Award-Nominated Broadway Producer)
Learn to use your social media presence to enhance your own artistic work and establish your brand.

Instructor: Producers from The Business of Broadway
Demystify the process of creating a Broadway show!

Classes begin in June. Start and end dates vary. Click here for the full list of writing 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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