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Writing Workshop: Lucas Hnath

May 5 2012 - 12:00pm -- 3:00pm

The New Dramatists resident playwrights are coming upon their last few public workshops at the building before breaking for summer. Please take advantage of these dual-service, public workshops designed to offer low-cost writing classes to you! All proceeds go towards an Emergency Fund for writers in-need who apply...

Our next workshop, taught by Lucas Hnath, will take place on SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 12-3pm. Writers are asked to bring up to 10 pages of a play they're working on.

Because of the nature of this workshop space is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Thus far, each of our workshops has sold out. Please reserve your placement immediately at ndworkshops@yahoo.com. Workshops are just $40.

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HOW TO WRITE FAMOUS PEOPLE

This workshop will crack open the bio-play genre. We'll look at different ways to represent iconic figures and events on stage. We'll try to upend the cliches of the bio/docu/historical play. We'll practice some tricks to help you convert research into drama (while avoiding getting bogged down by facts and trivia).

Please bring 5-10 pages of a play.

Lucas Hnath’s recent plays include A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, Death Tax, Red Speedo, Hillary and Clinton, Sake Tasting with a Seance to Follow, The Courtship of Anna Nicole Smith, Odile’s Ordeal, Tonguetied, and Three Attempts at Corrective Eye Surgery. A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, Lucas’ work has been seen in production, workshops, and readings at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Cleveland Public Theatre, Target Margin and Ontological-Hysteric Theater. He has also enjoyed playwriting residencies with The Royal Court Theatre and 24Seven Lab. Lucas is a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for his feature-length screenplays, The Painting, the Machine, and the Apple and Still Life. He is also a recipient of an EST/Sloan Project commission for his play, Isaac’s Eye. Lucas received both his BFA and MFA from NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing and is a lecturer in NYU’s Expository Writing Program.

Event Details
  • Location
    424 West 44th Street
  • Open to the Public
 
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