Join PlayGround Resident Playwright Daniel Heath for a new hands-on three-session playwriting workshop, THE IDEA LAB, on how to develop your ideas into theatrical magic. This nine-hour workshop is the perfect primer for those considering applying to the 2014-15 Writers Pool. All sessions will take place at the PlayGround PlaySpace in South Berkeley (BART-accessible and easy street parking). Registration is $180 ($150 early-bird registration by June 15). To register, click here.
THE IDEA LAB
July 1, 8 & 15, 2014
In order to write a good play you need a good idea. But how do you generate
ideas? How do you know which ones are good and which ones aren't? How do
you develop an idea into a story? And when you run into trouble along the
way, when do you keep working and when do you toss the whole thing out and
Working with your own ideas is one of the most magical, frustrating, and
rewarding parts of the writing process. In this three-session workshop,
we'll work through a series of exercises and discussions to practice generating,
refining, and pruning ideas. The first session will focus on idea generation
and selection, the second session on refinement and translation into the
structure of a play, and then everyone in the class will write a short play.
For the third session we'll be joined by a pair of PlayGround company actors
for a workshop reading and discussion.
Daniel Heath is a PlayGround
Resident Playwright and a former member of the PlayGround Writers Pool for
seven seasons. He is a four-time winner of the PlayGround Emerging Playwright
award (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) and recipient of three PlayGround commissions
(2009, 2010, and 2012). His short and long plays have been performed across
the country. His play, DUST TO DUST, was a 2014 PlayGround Festival of New Works finalist.