We never post opportunities that require a submission fee. LEARN MORE.
Showing posts with label class. Show all posts
Showing posts with label class. Show all posts

Thursday, April 1, 2021

(inter)Generations: A Playwriting Program

web site

Deadline: Monday April 19, 2021

Calling all creative writers! If you’ve always wondered what it might be like to write a play, this program is a wonderful place to begin.

High school students and older adults 50+ can apply here to take part in a free ten-session playwriting program this spring. Students will learn the basic building blocks of script writing, and be guided through an intergenerational interview process with their classmates. Each writer will then create a short play inspired by their partner’s life experiences. At the end of each session, readings of these plays will be performed by BETC actors for the public. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 19. (We’ll follow up with all applicants April 20.)

BETC’s playwriting education initiative is led by BETC teaching artists Heather Beasley and Josh Hartwell.

Class sessions will meet over Zoom:
Group A: Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m., April 27-June 22
Group B: Wednesdays: 4-6 p.m., April 28-June 23

Readings of the students’ plays-in-progress will be streamed LIVE, on YouTube Live, on the weekend of June 19-20, 2021.

(inter)Gen is made possible in part by a grant from the Next50 Initiative.
(inter)Gen Program Sponsors: Jim & Nurit Wolf

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Storytelling of Marginalized People & The Business of Theater Classes

April is almost here and so is the start of some exciting online classes at Primary Stages ESPA! Learn about The Business of Theater with director John Gould Rubin or delve into The Storytelling of Marginalized People with beatbox pioneer Chesney Snow. 


Workshop: The Storytelling of Marginalized People - APRIL 10 & 17! 

Instructor: Chesney Snow (Creator, Soil Beneath at Primary Stages; Boxman in In Transit on Broadway and at Primary Stages)

For far too long, global majority—or BIPOC— populations have been marginalized in the Western theater-making world, and the storytelling for these populations had to become an artform of its own. In this 2-session workshop with Chesney Snow (The Boxman in In Transit on Broadway, Soil Beneath: An Empirical Decay), learn the history of these theatrical forms—such as hip-hop theater, spoken word, theater of the oppressed, and the choreopoem—and begin generating your own piece, pushing the boundaries of traditional theater and reimagining what the future can be.

 

The Business of Theater - STARTS MARCH 31!

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

This 5-week class is for theater artists of any discipline to learn about theater as a business in order to produce your own work and better understand the priorities for your work no matter your role within a production.


Start and end dates for Spring classes 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.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

New! Writing for Audio Drama with Public Presentation AND Advanced Libretto

As much of the theatrical world turns to digital productions, the Audio Drama has grown immensely as a way to create work regardless of the social distance. Led by award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman, you will learn how to craft an effective audio drama that you can immediately put out into the world.

At the end of this semester, you will partner with actors and directors from ESPA's Acting for Audio Drama and Directing Audio Drama classes to bring your work to life! You will rehearse and record excerpts from your work in class, which we will showcase at the end of the semester for anyone you would like to invite.

This class might be for you if you are:

  • A writer who has created audio dramas and wants to take that writing to the next level.
  • An experienced writer who is new to audio drama and interested in learning about and creating this new form.
  • Excited to collaborate with actors and directors at the end of the semester to bring your piece to life.

In this class you will:

  • Deepen your command of dramatic writing, and strengthen your craft in all mediums, as you first ask - what story is right for what medium?
  • Under Crystal’s guidance, craft an idea for a serialized audio drama.
  • From this idea, beat sheet a strong 10-minute pilot.
  • Create a longline and treatment for your series.
  • At the end of the semester, rehearse and record your 10-minute pilot with actors and directors.

By the end of this class you will:

  • Have materials for your serialized audio drama, including a beat sheet and draft of your pilot, a logline and treatment for your series, and a recording of your work.
  • Understand how to use these materials to pitch your series, and how to explore producing on your own.
  • Have the opportunity to record your work with actors and directors, and show this work to invited guests.

A musical is only as good as its libretto. Any producer will tell you that without a strong story that drives forward from conflict to discovery, great songs don't matter. This advanced-level course is designed for writers who are in the process of developing a musical. Spend the semester workshopping and executing your musical-in-progress with Michael Mitnick, librettist for such musicals as Scotland, PA at Roundabout and Fly by Night at Playwrights Horizons!

Start and end dates for classes 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, March 1, 2021

The Playwrights Group - take advantage of our Online Offerings


Take advantage of our Online Offerings

There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG

 

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. 

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

During the current crisis, the weekly workshop has moved online to a Zoom meeting. 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 opportunity for those not in the NYC area. 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST. Check out the website for more details. 

 

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

Thursday, February 18, 2021

NYCP DISCOUNT! Writing for Zoom & Fundamentals of Playwriting

March is almost here and so is the start of some exciting online classes at Primary Stages ESPA! Whether you want to get back to the basics with Fundamentals of Playwriting or delve into the new art form that is Writing for Zoom, take $100 off each of these classes using the code NYCP at checkout as our gift to you!


Writing for Zoom - STARTS MARCH 1! 

USE CODE NYCP TO TAKE $100 OFF THE RETURNING STUDENT RATE FOR A TOTAL OF $300 ENROLLMENT

Instructor: Lia Romeo (Writer, The Forest at O'Neill Playwrights Conference/NNPN Rolling World Premiere; 4-time Kilroy's List writer)

With theaters around the world closed due to COVID, many companies are turning to digital streaming for readings and productions - and even when we’re able to perform in person, this virtual form is here to stay. But plays that are written for the stage do not always translate when they're done on Zoom. Playwriting for Zoom is a brand new art form, with its own rules, limitations, and (yes!) advantages. It isn't the first art form that's arisen in response to the constraints of a particular moment, and it won't be the last. In this 5-week class, learn how to write for this new virtual and socially distant platform.

 

Fundamentals of Playwriting - STARTS MARCH 3!

USE CODE NYCP TO TAKE $100 OFF THE RETURNING STUDENT RATE FOR A TOTAL OF $380 ENROLLMENT

Instructor: Dennis A. Allen II (Writer and Director, Atlantic Theater Co, National Black Theatre, The Lark)

If you're just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! In this 8-week class, you will build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.


To receive the NYCP discount, click the Enroll button on the websites above. In your shopping cart, use the code NYCP in the Add Promo Code box and click Apply. Then check out as normal!


Spring classes begin in February. 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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Playwrights Group - take advantage of our online offerings


Take advantage of our Online Offerings
There’s Something for everyone @ TPG

 

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. 

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

During the current crisis, the weekly workshop has moved online to a Zoom meeting. 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 opportunity for those not in the NYC area. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST. Check out the website for more details. 

 

 

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

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

Thursday, January 28, 2021

February Happenings at Primary Stages ESPA! Plus New Classes Announced!

February is already here and so is the start of Primary Stages ESPA’s Spring Semester! Plus we’ve just announced 2 new classes and 2 new workshops! Here are some of the classes in our lineup of opportunities starting in February in the writing department:

Workshop: Kickstart Your First Draft - IN 2 WEEKS! STARTS FEB 13!

Instructor: Abe Koogler (Obie-winning Writer, Fulfillment Center at MTC)

Spark inspiration to kickstart your new play!


The First Draft - STARTS FEB 18!

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.

Instructors:

SECTION A with Suzanne Bradbeer (Writer, Confederates (Kilroys Honorable Mention))

SECTION B with Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Writer and Director; Faculty, NYU Graduate Playwriting Program)


The First Draft: Adaptation - STARTS FEB 16!

Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)

This class will guide you through the development of your first draft of an adaptation.


Write Your Own Hamlet - STARTS FEB 18!

Instructor: Kate Moira Ryan (Writer (with Judy Gold), 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother)

Write a full-length play using William Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a blueprint!


Writing for Zoom - STARTS FEB 22!

Instructor: Lia Romeo (Writer, 4-time Kilroy's List writer)

Learn how to write for this new virtual and socially distant platform.


NEW! Playwriting Structure

Instructor: Nikkole Salter (Writer (with Danai Gurira), Pulitzer-nominated In the Continuum at Primary Stages; Actor, The Great Society on Broadway)

Delve into the specifics of playwriting structure and gain tools for structure to apply to any writing.

 

NEW! Fundamentals of Playwriting

Instructor: Dennis A. Allen II (Writer and Director, Atlantic Theater Co, National Black Theatre, The Lark)


Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.


NEW! Workshop: The Storytelling of Marginalized People

Instructor: Chesney Snow (Creator, Soil Beneath at Primary Stages; Boxman in In Transit on Broadway and at Primary Stages)

Learn the history of diverse theatrical forms—such as hip-hop theater, spoken word, theater of the oppressed, and the choreopoem—and begin generating your own piece, pushing the boundaries of traditional theater and reimagining what the future can be.

 

NEW! Workshop: How to Create a Collaborative Virtual Space

Instructor: Zachary Fine (Writer, Bewilderness at Playmakers Rep; Actor, China Doll on Broadway, Timon of Athens and Measure for Measure at TFANA)

Learn the skills, games, and exercises needed to lead and invigorate any virtual space with joy, curiosity, and fun.


Classes begin in February. 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.

Blog Archive