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Monday, September 28, 2020

6 week playwriting intensive for women+ writers

Less than 18% of all plays produced in the US are written by women. Without the vision of women playwrights the theatre is like a play without a second act. This is the impetus behind the Playwriting Intensive for Women. Award winning playwright and Guerrilla Girl, Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn, leads this 6 week intensive where just 6 to 8 intergenerational women+ writers will meet weekly to write and rewrite new plays (from 10 minutes to full length). Writers will submit new work or rewrites every other week, receive feedback and participate in class discussions using the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process. 

Now is the time to put pen to paper or brush off that final draft document of a stage play. Something stops you from finishing your work and submitting it. You are a bit fearful of your writing because there is a certain power in it. Yep, you possess power in a patriarchal world and that’s, well, that’s revolutionary. This intensive is for you – women, transwomen, and all who identify as women some of the time – who write for the stage but for whatever reason have put those pages to the side. It is time to step it up. We are in the middle of a pandemic and there’s an election coming up. Is the current state of women making you sad, angry and/or depressed? Then write a play about it. 

The intensive takes place via ZOOM for 6 weeks beginning October 8th. You will receive weekly critiques of each play submission from Kaz and the rest of the cohort. 

APPLY HERE: https://kazconference.submittable.com/submit/5cfd3584-405a-4923-8116-37124d5de40f/playwriting-intensive-for-women-october-november

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