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Writing Workshop - The Power of Place and Objects w/ Erin Courtney

Apr 13 2013 - 12:00pm -- 3:00pm

New Dramatists invites you to join Obie winner, Erin Courtney this SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH from 12-3pm for her exclusive writing intensive, The Power of Place and Objects.

Erin's workshop is part of New Dramatists' dual-service program which brings unique, low-cost writing classes (taught by our award-winning resident playwrights and distinguished alumni) to the general public. ALL PROCEEDS go toward an emergency fund provided for in-need writers who apply...

To enroll please write to us at ndworkshops@yahoo.com immediately. Placement is extremely limited.

The Power of Place and Objects

A three-hour playwriting workshop exploring the significance of places and objects. Whether you are looking to expand the world of a play that you are already working on or if you are starting from scratch, this workshop will include guided writing exercises that respond to architecture, landscape, and the inanimate.

Erin Courtney’s play, A Map of Virtue, produced by 13P and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, was awarded an Obie and described as "a delicate gem" and "a resonant tale of loss" by the New York Times. Ms. Courtney's other plays include Honey Drop, Black Cat Lost, Alice the Magnet, Quiver and Twitch, and Demon Baby. Her work has been produced and developed by Clubbed Thumb, The Flea, New York Stage and Film, Adhesive Theater, Soho Rep, The Vineyard, and The Public. She has collaborated with Elizabeth Swados on the opera Kaspar Hauser and is starting work on a new musical with Ms. Swados on the life of Isabelle Eberhardt. She has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, a recipient of a NYSCA grant and two MAP Fund grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Demon Baby is published in two anthologies; New Downtown Now, edited by Mac Wellman and Young Jean Lee and published by University of Minnesota Press, and Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays by Clubbed Thumb edited by Maria Striar and Erin Detrick and published by Playscripts, Inc. A Map of Virtue and Black Cat Lost are published by 53rd State Press. She is an affiliated artist with Clubbed Thumb, a member of 13P, and a member of New Dramatists. She teaches in the MFA playwriting program at Brooklyn College and is a co-founder of Brooklyn Writers Space. MFA, Brooklyn College, 2003. BA, Brown University, 1990.

Event Details
  • Location
    424 West 44th Street, New York, NY
  • Open to the Public
 
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