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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Weekly Workshop - every Thursday since 2007


The Weekly Workshop 

has been meeting every Thursday 

since 2007 and now we’re adding a 

Tuesday Night Group

 

Join our nationwide community of playwrights on Zoom. It’s a great way to stay connected and motivated. 

 

We read everything from a one page scene to a full length script. We also present public readings of completed scripts with actors and audience talkbacks. 

 

 

Tuesday or Thursday, 7 - 9:30pm EST

 

Ask to sit in on a session and see for yourself!

 

Check out our website for details and rates.

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fall Writing Classes Online at Primary Stages ESPA!

Fall 2022 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:

The First Draft

Instructors:
Crystal Skillman (Writer, King Kirby, Open, Rain and Zoe Save the World)
Caridad Svich (Writer, OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
Michael Walkup (Artistic Director, Page 73)

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.

Rewriting Your Draft

Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River)
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.

Writing “Hot” Plays

Instructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, Alternating Currents at The Working Theatre, Dancing On The Edge at Theatre Novi Most)

"Hot scenes" are the building blocks of good plays: scenes where characters are pushed beyond their comfort zones and compelled to make revealing choices. This class will focus on dreaming up, drafting, and developing these exciting scenes.

TV Writing

Instructor: Daniel Talbott (Writer, "The Conners" and "The Mist"; Artistic Director, Rising Phoenix Rep)
Learn the structure and language of television writing to develop a first draft of your pilot.

Short Form Screenwriting

Instructor: Daniel Talbott (Writer, "The Conners" and "The Mist"; Artistic Director, Rising Phoenix Rep)
Apply the concepts of character development, visual storytelling, theme, plot, and dialogue to your own original short film script.

Workshop: Kinetic Energy

Instructor: Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)
This workshop will toss you headlong into your play, set into motion by Winter.

Workshop: Eclipse Yourself!

Instructor: Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)
Let's find out what's obscuring your play from you by asking your characters to tell you their stories. In this writing intensive workshop, you'll write monologues and scenes to reveal what's been hidden.

Classes begin in October. 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.

Monday, September 12, 2022

The Playwrights Group ~ we’re adding a Tuesday Night Group


The Weekly Workshop

 

 

We’ve been meeting Thursdays since 2007 and now —

 

We’re adding a 

Tuesday Night Group

 

Join our nationwide community of playwrights on Zoom. It’s a great way to stay connected and motivated. 

 

We read everything from a one page scene to a full length script. We also present public readings of completed scripts with actors and audience talkbacks. 

 

 

Tuesday or Thursday, 7 - 9:30pm EST

 

Ask to sit in on a session and see for yourself!

 

Check out our website for details and rates.

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

Monday, August 29, 2022

The Playwrights Group ~ We’re adding a Tuesday Night Group to the Weekly Zoom Workshop!


We’re adding a Tuesday Night Group to the Weekly Zoom Workshop! 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

The Weekly Workshop has been meeting Thursdays since 2007 and now there will be a Tuesday night group  as well. Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

Tuesday or Thursday, 7 - 9:30pm EST

 

Check out our website for details and rates and

 ask to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

Script Consultations

 

Have a script you want feedback on?  Just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get the answers you’re looking for via email, phone or video conference. 

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

Both are One on One with instructor Richard Caliban, who has spent his life in rehearsal rooms getting words on a page up onto a stage. And since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 

 

 

Contact us at scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com or visit our website for further info at: 

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Playwrights Group ~ Take advantage of our online offerings!

 

Take advantage of our online offerings! 

 

Script Consultations

 

Have a script you want feedback on?  Just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get the answers you’re looking for via email and/or video conference. See website for rates. 

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST.  And starting in September, we’ll be adding a group that will meet Tuesdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST. Check out our website for more details and rates — and arrange to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

Both are One on One with instructor Richard Caliban, who has spent his life in rehearsal rooms getting words on a page up onto a stage. And since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Experimental Theater Writing Workshop – Fall 2022

Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Fall Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 09/06 - 11/09. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignments; and readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.

Literary movements and theories allow us to see the social response of theatre to the world.  While these movements and theories enlighten us to historical artistic responses, they can also seem like arcane academic subjects to the writer.  Questions we may ask are: can some of these concepts unearth new dramatic possibilities for the writer?  Can theories or techniques of the past be relevant in today’s socio-political landscape?  If we are seeking new ways to express ourselves as dramatists and theatre makers, we might continue our search for other techniques that allow us to expand our toolkit and create unique experiences for our audiences.


The goals of this course are: 1) to gain additional theater writing techniques which expand the writer’s current theatrical repertoire; 2) to investigate writing techniques as a representation of a writer’s response to the world; and 3) to strengthen a connection between theatre and various other theories and movements. 

 

 

Guidelines: 

  • Only 1 submission per playwright
  • 1 experimental writing sample. Each sample is up to 10 pages only. 
  • Title page on sample should contain:
    • title
    • name
    • contact info
  • Second page should contain:
    • Character breakdown
    • setting
    • time
  • file name of sample play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_exp.pdf

Writers will be selected based on the nature of the work submitted and availability. By experimental, we mean work that challenges the conventional elements of theater. If selected, the fee is $350. 

Apply here: https://forms.gle/13rhg9Hwnysbqstw9

Deadline: August 26th, 2022 5 pm.

Web: 3ws dot suzannewillett dot com

FB: @etww19nyc

Monday, August 1, 2022

The Playwrights Group ~ take advantage of our online offerings!


Take advantage of our online offerings!

Script Consultations

 

Have a script you want feedback on?  Just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get the answers you’re looking for via email and/or video conference. See website for rates. 

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST.  And starting in September, we’ll be adding a group that will meet Tuesdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST. Check out our website for more details and rates — and arrange to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

Both are One on One with instructor Richard Caliban, who has spent his life in rehearsal rooms getting words on a page up onto a stage. And since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com



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