UNLOCK THE SECRET OF YOUR NEW PLAY with Lisa D'Amour
Are you just beginning a play and looking for inspiration / deadlines / support to get it written? Do you have an idea for a play, but can't seem to get it started? Join Lisa D'Amour and 11 other writers for a four week workshop designed to get you writing and keep you writing.
In week one, we'll share our play ideas and engage in writing exercises to unlock and explore the impulses behind your play. In week two, everyone will bring in a short excerpt from their new work. In week three, 6 students will bring in a larger section of their play to read in class. In week four, the other 6 students will bring in a larger chunk.
On the week that you do not hear your writing in class, Lisa will give you written feedback on a section from your play.
Don't miss the opportunity to energize your writing and unlock the secret of your play!
Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes take place at the Women's Project offices: 55 West End Ave (entrance on 62nd St)
Cost: $295 Space is limited to 12 students. The class will be filled on a first-come basis. Some financial aid is available.
Lisa D’Amour writes plays for theaters and creates site-specific performance. She recently premieredTerrible Things, a dance-theater piece created with Katie Pearl and choreographer Emily Johnson, at PS122 in New York.Her new play, Detroit, will open the 2010/11 season at Steppenwolf Theater in September. Other recent projects include Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (a performance for a fleet of seven handmade boats on the Hudson River designed by SWOON) and BIRD EYE BLUE PRINT (created with Katie Pearl, for a vacant office in the World Financial Center, NYC).Lisa’s work has been presented by theaters such as Salvage Vanguard, Infernal Bridegroom Productions, the Walker Arts Center, Crowded Fire Theater, Children’s' Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center, New Georges and the Women's Project and has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, NYSCA and the NEA/TCG Residency for Playwrights.She received an OBIE Award along with Katie Pearl and Kathy Randels for Nita & Zita, and received the Alpert Award in the Arts for theater in 2008.Lisa often collaborates with ArtSpot Productions in her hometown of New Orleans. She is core alum of the Playwrights’ Center and a recent alumna of New Dramatists.