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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Fall Writing Classes Online at Primary Stages ESPA!

 Fall 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:

Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.
Mêlisa Annis (Writer, Director, Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch)
Nikkole Salter (Writer, Pulitzer Prize-Nominated In the Continuum; Actor, The Great Society on Broadway)

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.
Eboni Booth (Writer, Paris at The Atlantic)
Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Writer and Director; Faculty, NYU Graduate Playwriting Program)
Abe Koogler (Obie-winning Writer, Fulfillment Center at MTC)
Adam Kraar (Writer, Wild Terrain at EST)
Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy... at Primary Stages)
Caridad Svich (Writer, OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)

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.
Mêlisa Annis (Writer, Director, Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch)
Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River)
Suzanne Bradbeer (Writer, Confederates (Kilroys Honorable Mention))

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: Kate Moira Ryan (Writer (with Judy Gold), 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother)
Write a full-length play using Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard as a blueprint!

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: Zachary Fine (Writer, Bewilderness at Playmakers Rep; Actor, China Doll on Broadway)
Use games, ensemble-building exercises, and improvisation to create stories collectively, culminating in a showing of a devised piece specifically built for the online platform.

Workshop: Producing 101 - THIS WEEKEND!
Instructor: Producers from The Business of Broadway
Demystify the process of creating a Broadway show!

Classes begin in September. 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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