Spring 2017 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:
Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, Julius By Design at Fulcrum Theater, "Kings" on NBC)
If you're just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! Whether you're a theater artist boldly crossing the line from one discipline to another, a novelist or poet searching for a new form, or a budding playwright who wants to get down to basics, this class was made for you.
This 10-week class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page. Instructors include:
Leah Nanako Winkler (Writer, Kentucky at EST)
A. Rey Pamatmat (Writer, House Rules at Ma-Yi Theatre Company; Co-Director, Mi-Ya Writer's Lab)
Crystal Skillman (Writer, Geek and Rain and Zoe Save the World)
Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)
Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public)
Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)
All writers have that one play sitting in a drawer that they never quite finished. Maybe you didn’t know the ending, maybe the play went somewhere so unexpected that the beginning no longer works, or maybe you just got stuck. This class will help you jump that final hurdle and finish your draft.
Annie MacRae (Associate Artistic Director, Atlantic Theater Company)
This class is for those with complete first drafts who are ready to hear the play in full and embark on strategic rewrites. Over ten weeks, you will have the opportunity to hear your draft read aloud in its entirety twice
Richard Vetere (Writer, screen adaptations include The Third Miracle, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche, and The Marriage Fool starring Walter Mathau and Carol Burnett)
This class is for writers wishing to adapt source material of any form (play, novel, tv show, web series...the sky's the limit!) into a screenplay, focusing on adapting specifically with the camera in mind.
...and much more! 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.