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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Spring Writing Classes Online at Primary Stages ESPA!

Spring 2021 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

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:

Suzanne Bradbeer (Writer, Confederates (Kilroys Honorable Mention))

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

Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)


The First Draft: Adaptation

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

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


Rewriting Your Draft: Writer’s Room

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.


Rewriting Your Draft: Individualized Attention

Instructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, Wild Terrain at EST)

This class is a combination of full class sessions and one-on-one meetings with Adam, designed to help you hold on to the things that first excited you enough to start writing your play, while also using the tools of craft to organize it into a script you're truly satisfied with.


Write Your Own Hamlet

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

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

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


Big D Energy: The Dramaturgy of Playwriting

Instructor: Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater)

Look at great works from the outside in to strengthen your own writing.


Short Form Screenwriting 

Instructor: MĂȘlisa Annis (Writer, Director, Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch)

Apply the concepts of character development, visual storytelling, theme, plot, and dialogue to your own original short film script.


The Business of Theater

Instructor: John Gould Rubin (Director, Turn Me Loose Off-Broadway)

Learn about theater as a business in order to produce your own work.


Workshop: Kickstart Your First Draft

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

Spark inspiration to kickstart your new play!


Workshop: Being On-Camera for Playwrights and Directors

Instructors: Amelia Campbell (Tony-nominated Actor) and Anthony Arkin (Actor and Filmmaker, “The Americans”)

Enhance your craft as a playwright by delving into on-camera techniques and strategies that actors employ to create high-level, captivating work.


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.


Monday, December 14, 2020

The Hunter College MFA Playwriting Program is accepting applications

 



The Hunter College MFA Playwriting Program is accepting applications through January 15th! 

Please visit https://www.huntertheatre.net/mfa for more information.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Experimental Theater Writing Workshop - Winter 2021

Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Winter 2021 Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 01/12 - 03/23. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignment; readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.

Traditional views of playwriting strategies are rooted in higher-level cognitive functions, i.e., reasoning and empathy. While those strategies can lead the playwright to powerful modes of representation on the stage, is this the sum total of the spectator experience? Are there other methods that can enhance the experience of the theatre spectator? If we are seeking a comprehensive ability to engage spectators, we might continue our search for other techniques that allow us to create comprehensive experiences for those spectators.

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 arts forms.

Guidelines:
  • Only 1 submission per playwright
  • 2 samples—one realistic, one experimental. Each sample is up to 10 pages only. 
  • Title page on each sample (realistic and experimental) should contain:
    • title
    • this text: “Realistic Sample” OR “Experimental Sample”
    • name
    • contact info
  • Second page should contain:
    • Character breakdown
    • setting
    • time
  • • file name of realistic play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_real.pdf
  • • file name of experimental play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_exp.pdf
Writers will be selected based on the nature of the work submitted and availability. By realistic, we mean work that abides by traditional modes of realism—i.e., human characters in a psychological drama. By experimental, we mean work that challenges the conventional elements of theater. If selected, the fee is $300. This will cover the cost of actors for the readings.

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdm1PsMReYKcwZsYAu92P4Byg9D2T4gHapqvwoL7UAQBDTf0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Deadline: Jan 4th, 2021 5 pm.

Web: www.suzannewillett.com

FB: @etww19

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Hunter College MFA Playwriting Program is accepting applications



The Hunter College MFA Playwriting Program is accepting applications through January 15th! 

Please visit https://www.huntertheatre.net/mfa for more information.

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Playwrights Group ~ There’s Something for everyone @ TPG

  

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, October 15, 2020

Last Chance this Fall at Primary Stages ESPA!

Laughter is hard but so very needed right now - and Kate Moira Ryan’s COMEDY WRITING FOR THE STAGE is just the class to re-engage those laughter and comedy writing muscles. Class starts this Monday, so be sure to claim your spot today. We hope you’ll join the Primary Stages ESPA community online this fall!


COMEDY WRITING - Starts Monday!

with Kate Moira Ryan (Writer with Judy Gold on 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, The Judy Show)

We all need a cathartic laugh right now. Work on your comedy writing skills to bring some laughter to audiences - and yourself. This class is for any playwright in any stage of your career interested in the comedic form. By the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of the principles of comedy and how to weave them into any script.

Mondays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Starts October 19


Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere - currently online!


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, October 12, 2020

There's something for everyone at The Playwrights Group


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



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