Thursday, August 10, 2017

The First Draft at Primary Stages ESPA!

Whether you’re writing your first play or your hundredth, it’s not always easy to set the creative wheels in motion. Write your next play this Fall at Primary Stages ESPA!

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. This class is geared toward all writers, from those just starting out in the world of playwriting to experienced playwrights looking for a chance to start a new piece. Writing can often be a solitary process, but this class will allow you the opportunity to strengthen your writing skills while building connections with your artistic peers.

Section B: Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes on at Primary Stages)
Starts September 17
Eddie's class is all about being a safe place to try things. One week you may bring in a scene that totally slays, the next week, not so much. But this is the room where you can try.

Section C: Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater)
Starts September 19
Winter will seek for you to be an active participant in your own development as a writer and expect you to pay close attention to the puzzles and obstacles your fellow writers come up against, because the thing someone is trying to unlock may be a mirror for something your own play needs.

Section D: Joshua Harmon (Writer, Significant Other on Broadway, Bad Jews at Roundabout Theater Company)
Starts September 19  
Joshua's goal is to encourage you to write the play you want to write. He believes people write best when they are being built up, not torn down.

Section E: Leah Nanako Winkler (Writer, Kentucky at Ensemble Studio Theatre)
Starts September 21
This class will be a collaborative environment where you are encouraged to bring in unfiltered pages and give and receive feedback from classmates in a safe space. Leah views the first draft as a time to write and take risks without neurosis, and will urge you to write from the heart and let everything fall into place from there.

Section F: Crystal Skillman (Writer, Geek and Rain and Zoe Save the World)
Starts September 27
This is a class of the IMAGINATION. This class will be very much focused on what you are passionate to write a full length about and what is theatrical – and what must be a play.

This class is also available online! For more information, see Online Classroom.

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.