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Friday, October 21, 2022

Starting Next Week at Primary Stages ESPA!

It’s not too late to dive into your play this Fall! More online classes and workshop at Primary Stages ESPA start next week. Whether you’re looking to start a first draft, jumpstart your creativity, or delve into plays from the director’s point of view, we have the class for 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. Crystal’s is a class of the IMAGINATION. This class will be very much focused on what you are passionate to write a full-length about and what is theatrical – and what MUST be a play.

with Crystal Skillman (Writer, King Kirby, Open, Rain and Zoe Save the World)

Tuesdays from 7pm – 10pm ET

Starts October 25


In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. This workshop will toss you headlong into your play. Come with the very seed of an idea or something you have only written one or two scenes of. Set into motion by Winter, the group will write 3/4 of the time and share 1/4.

Not for first-time playwrights. Writers of any level are welcome as long as you have some playwriting experience and are ready to write!

with Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6

11am – 3pm ET


Whatever the project, the job of any creator is first rooted in the text. Being able to delve into and interpret a text regardless of genre is key to creating your work - and for a director, it gives a solid foundation that is then brought alive in the design and rehearsal processes. In this class, you’ll learn how to effectively analyze and break down any text - both for the project as a whole and for the actors in the rehearsal room.

with John Gould Rubin (Director, Turn Me Loose Off-Broadway; former Co-Artistic Director and Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company)

Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Starts November 9

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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