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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

New Online Classes Announced at Primary Stages ESPA!

New online writing classes have been added to the lineup at Primary Stages ESPA! Whether you’re looking to tell your own story, motivate yourself to start a first draft, or revise your draft in an environment that puts the play in playwriting, we have the class for you:

Solo Performance

Instructor: Judy Gold (Emmy Award-Winning Actor, Writer, and Comedian)
Thursdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Starts February 24
Online via Zoom

Like Anna Deavere Smith, Nilaja Sun, John Leguizamo, Sharon Washington, Sarah Jones, Daniel Beaty, and other brave solo performers who have come before you, this class will guide you through the process of telling your personal story on stage. Led by Emmy Award-winning actor and writer Judy Gold, you’ll leave this 8-week online class with a performance piece based on your own fascinating life and a new perspective on the art of solo storytelling.

Fast First Draft

Brittany K. Allen (Writer and Actor; Redwood at Portland Center Stage, Kilroy's List)
Mondays from 7pm - 10pm ET
Starts March 7
Online via Zoom

This class is holistic, curious, delight-driven, and collaborative, cultivating group accountability and affirming all whimsical impulses. Brittany believes the first draft is about mainly getting out of your own way and taking big, bold swings. This 5-week class will emphasize a sense of play and ethical collaboration as you embark on a first draft of a new play, urging every writer to think deeply about how their identity shapes their creative point of view.

Rewriting Your Draft

Instructor: Kate Moira Ryan (Writer (with Judy Gold), 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother)
Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm ET
Starts March 1
Online via Zoom

This class puts the play in playwright! Designed to be fun and supportive, this 8-week class will help you tackle the revision process and develop a stronger version of your play. You can work on 10-minute plays, one acts, or a full-length play of any genre (including adaptations, one-person shows, and musicals), as long as it’s for theater.

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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