Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Upcoming Playwriting Classes & Workshops (Oct-Dec)!

In the coming weeks, PlayGround will offer more than thirty hours of classes, workshops and scene-reading sessions designed to take your dramatic writing to the next level. Whether you're an apsiring, early-career or veteran playwright, we've got a class for you. Staring at just $40 per session and with early-bird and multi-class discounts, the price is right! For the complete Fall 2015 class schedule, visit http://playground-sf.org/classes. To register, visit http://playground-sf.org/register.

10/26: Playwriting Intensive - Dialogue with Garret Jon Groenveld
Did you ever think that dialogue is like an invisible string traveling through the most intriguing areas of the human body? Travel with us from the mind, to the breath, into the ear and back to the mind and out of another mouth! Wild trip, huh? Dialogue is a fascinating translation of ideas that distinctly define a character, a moment, a desire. Learn how to tap into the most distinct dialogue you can imbue within your characters. Registration: $40 (Save 10-20% with an Intensive Pick-2, Pick-3 or Pick-4 subscription).

11/2: Playwriting Intensive - Conflict/Stakes with Amy Sass
How can you enrich the elements in your play by seeking more conflict? The play form asks playwrights to focus on drama: the crisis, the excitement, the thrill, the disturbance. If you have been blinded by your play, can’t see the future of its progress, come join us for a session on how to torque your conflict, freshen your stakes, and turn your pages into a crying exploration of how much you can push characters, drama, twists and turns! Registration: $40 (Save 10-20% with an Intensive Pick-2, Pick-3 or Pick-4 subscription).

11/4: Recess provides a safe, supportive lab to hear your work read aloud by leading local professional actors, in a community of your peers, with support from a professional dramaturg/facilitator. New this year, PlayGround brings one of its most coveted in-house programs to the public, on first Wednesdays, October through March, 7pm-10pm, at the PlayGround PlaySpace. Bring an original short play or an excerpt from a longer work, hear it read aloud, and gain valuable feedback from peers, the actors, and our professional dramaturg/facilitator. Registration: $40 (Save 10-30% with an Intensive Pick-2, Pick-3, Pick-4 or 6-session subscription).

11/10-12/15: PlayLab II with Anthony Clarvoe
This six-session workshop can be taken in tandem with PlayLab I or independently and will enable you to further explore in greater depth the art and craft of playwriting. Get the tools to complete the next draft of your play-in-progress! Shop talks, targeted writing exercises, and discussions will be driven by your questions and needs. The final session will include readings of student work and facilitated feedback. Registration: $300 ($240 when registering by Early-Bird deadline, Oct 29).

11/30: Playwriting Intensive - Action with Jim Kleinmann
Are you cramped by too much back-story? Stuck in the “I don’t know what to do next” game? Action in your play is just like throwing a snowball down a mountain and watching it gather speed into a monster wrecking ball of force, taking out anything in its path! Or it’s just like skiing for the first time: let the action happen in the present! Seize the moment of your story; even when it is in the longest of lift lines. Action is about the forward motion of the elements in your play. PlayGround will help you in this session take control of your story and get it rocking in its most exciting rhythm. Registration: $40 (Save 10-20% with an Intensive Pick-2, Pick-3 or Pick-4 subscription).

12/2: Recess provides a safe, supportive lab to hear your work read aloud by leading local professional actors, in a community of your peers, with support from a professional dramaturg/facilitator. New this year, PlayGround brings one of its most coveted in-house programs to the public, on first Wednesdays, October through March, 7pm-10pm, at the PlayGround PlaySpace. Bring an original short play or an excerpt from a longer work, hear it read aloud, and gain valuable feedback from peers, the actors, and our professional dramaturg/facilitator. Registration: $40 (Save 10-30% with an Intensive Pick-2, Pick-3, Pick-4 or 6-session subscription).

12/7: Playwriting Intensive - Plot with Jim Kleinmann
Have you ever set your sights on traveling from point A and realized you’re actually at point G? As a writer, you are the driver, designated to show an audience your story. Before you do, how clear is your travel map? And if you don’t use maps but follow the stars, then how do you make “the how” happen? Whether you are a planner, a navigator, or a creature of inspiration, understanding your plot is a key insight to the backbone of your piece. Learn how to understand and strengthen the “how” of your play. Registration: $40 (Save 10-20% with an Intensive Pick-2, Pick-3 or Pick-4 subscription).

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever feel that exchange resembles an imperceptible string going through the most interesting regions of the human body? Go with us from the brain, to the breath, into the ear and back to the psyche and out of another mouth! Wild trek, huh? EssayCorp Exchange is an interesting interpretation of thoughts that particularly characterize a character, a minute, a yearning.

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