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Writing Workshop: Sarah Hammond

May 31 2014 - 12:00pm -- 3:00pm

New Dramatists is very excited to announce our first (and possibly only) lyric writing workshop with NYU Musical Theatre Graduate and award-winner, Sarah Hammond (book writer, String w. Adam Gwon; book & lyrics, Barefoot Persephone w. Cheeyoung Kim)

Please join us this SATURDAY, May 31st 12-3PM for Try a Musical.

See below for Sarah's description of class.

Sarah's workshop is offered as 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.

Try a Musical
Do your characters want to jump off the page sometimes? All that spoken dialogue not quite enough? Maybe they're ready to sing. In this lyric-writing workshop we'll talk about what drives a character to sing and we'll do a bit of writing. Bring your questions about musical-theatre writing.

"As someone who has spent his adult lifetime trying to move audiences with words alone, I have advice to offer any playwright who cares about such things: try a musical. Words betray the arduousness of the struggle to express, to interpret, to understand. Music offers up emotion and idea with an organicity and shapeliness and spontaneity that must be what we mean when we say that something possesses grace. Words can be graceful, but music is graceitself. Music is a blessing that enters the soul through the ear." -Tony Kushner, from the foreword to Caroline or Change

A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2007, Sarah's plays are Green Girl, The Extinction of Felix Garden, Circus Tracks, Kudzu, and House on Stilts. Honors include the Lippmann Family “New Frontier” Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award, commissions from South Coast Repertory and Broadway Across America, and a residency at The Royal National Theatre in London. String, her musical with Adam Gwon, won the Frederick Loewe Award at New Dramatists, a NAMT residency grant, the Weston Playhouse New Musicals Award, and was chosen for the Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference. Her plays have been produced at the Summer Play Festival at The Public, Trustus Theatre, Hangar Lab, City Theatre Summer Shorts, Live Girls! Theater, Collaboraction, Tulsa New Works for Women, and several universities. Her short plays are published in Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors: The Best of 2004 (Smith and Kraus) and Great Short Plays: Volume 6 (Playscripts, Inc.).

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