Calendar

    Check out our list of upcoming events! We update this calendar throughout the year, so please check back for more updates.

    Upcoming Classes & Events

    DECEMBER

    CLASS: Playwriting 101 – Session 4 with John Yearly
    Thursdays, December 7 & 14, 7:00pm – 9:30pm ET
    The Drake, Philadelphia

    CLASS: Breaking Taboos with Winter Miller
    December 17, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Online

    JANUARY

    CLASS: Playwriting Technique with Robert Smythe
    Tuesdays, January 16 – March 6, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
    Independence Foundation Studio at Arden Theatre Company, 40 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA

    CLASS: Writing Great Dialogue with James Ijames
    January 27, 1:00pm – 6:00 pm
    PYP Learning Lab, 1219 Vine Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    FEBRUARY

    CLASS: Playwriting Try-It Workshop Session #1 with John Yearley
    February 4, 1:00pm – 4:00 pm EST
    Online

    CLASS: One-Person Show Intensive with Nilaja Sun
    February 17 and 18, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Wilma Rehearsal Space in South Philadelphia, Gerritt Street Studio, 1213 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia, PA

    MARCH

    CLASS: Seven Week Workshop with L Feldman
    Thursdays, March 1 – 29, and April 5, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Reading on Friday, April 13 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
    Center City, Philadelphia

    CLASS: Creating Compelling Characters with Lori Fischer
    Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11, 7-9 EST
    Online

    APRIL

    CLASS: Playwriting Try-It Workshop, Session #2 with John Yearly
    April 8, 5:00pm – 8:00pm EST
    Online

    CLASS: Writing and Revising 10-minute Plays with Tammy Ryan
    April 21, 10:00am – 6:00pm
    PYP Learning Lab, 1219 Vine Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    MAY

    CLASS: Turn Your Play Into a Screenplay with Chris Canaan
    May 5 and 6, 10:00am – 3:00pm
    PYP Learning Lab, 1219 Vine Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    JUNE

    CLASS: New Play Dramaturgy with Michele Volansky
    June 2 and 3, 2:00pm – 6:00pm EST
    Online

    CLASS: Text & Subtext: Building Layers of Conflict and Meaning Within Your Scenes with Bruce Walsh
    Saturday, June 9, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    PYP Learning Lab, 1219 Vine Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Past Classes & Events

    JUNE

    Foundry Showcase
    June 12, 7:00pm
    The Drake, Bluver Stage

    EDUCATION READING: Communion. Alone.
    by Robin Rodriquez

    June 20, 7:00 pm
    The Drake, Bluver Stage

    JULY

    2017 Conference Seating Registration Opens
    July 1

    CLASS: The Drawer Play – Rewriting and Reclamation
    with Liz Duffy Adams

    Saturdays, July 8 – 22, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Online

    CLASS: Navigating the Industry with
    Jeremy Stoller
    (Session 1, Weekend Writers) 
    July 9, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
    Online

    2017 Annual Conference
    July 11-30
    The Drake

    CLASS: Playwriting 101
    with Jacqueline Goldfinger
    (Session 2, Night Owls)

    July 11 – 13, 7:00pm – 9:30 pm
    Online

    CLASS: Writing For Performers: Plays & Screenplays
    with John Yearley 

    July 11, 21, and 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Philadelphia, The Drake

    SPECIAL READING: Bottle Fly
    by Jacqueline Goldfinger 

    July 16, 7:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: Galilee
    by Christine Evans 

    July 18, 5:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: Hard Cell
    by Brent Askari 

    July 18, 8:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: Thirst
    by C.A. Johnson

    July 19, 5:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: penny candy
    by Jonathan Norton

    July 19, 8:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: With
    by Carter Lewis

    July 20, 5:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: The House of the Negro Insane
    by Terence Anthony 

    July 20, 8:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CLASS: Writing In Community
    with Jack Tamburri and Jeremy Gable

    July 22-23, 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Philadelphia, The Drake

    CLASS: Working with Objects and Images
    with Christine Evans
    July 22-23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Philadelphia, The Drake

    FOUNDRY READING: Pancake Queen
    by Brie Knight

    July 24, 7:30pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    ADDITIONAL READING: Bobby James
    by Anne Marie Cammarato 

    July 25, 7:30pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    ALUMNI MONOLOGUES: After the Election
    July 27, 6:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: Galilee
    by Christine Evans

    July 27, 8:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: Hard Cell
    by Brent Askari
    July 28, 8:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    Intern Playwright Ten-Minute Plays
    July 29, 2:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium 

    CONFERENCE READING: penny candy
    by Jonathan Norton

    July 29, 4:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: Thirst
    by C.A. Johnson

    July 29, 8:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: The House of the Negro Insane
    by Terence Anthony

    July 30, 2:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    CONFERENCE READING: With
    by Carter Lewis

    July 30, 5:00pm
    The Drake, Proscenium

    AUGUST

    CLASS: Inspiration & Perspiration: A Writing Prompt Workshop
    with Lauren Feldman 

    Mondays, July 31 – August 21, 6:30p – 9:30pm
    Online

    CLASS: Playwriting 101
    with Jacqueline Goldfinger
    (Session 3, Lunch & Learn)

    Monday – Friday, August 7-11, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Online

    CLASS: Playwriting 101
    with Jacqueline Goldfinger
    (Session 4, Weekend Writers)

    August 20, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
    Online

    CLASS: Navigating the Industry
    with Jeremy Stoller
    (Session 2, Night Owls)

    August 31, 7:00pm – 1:00pm
    Online

    SEPTEMBER

    OCTOBER

    SPECIAL READING: Honor Flight by Willy Holtzman
    October 9, 7:30pm ET
    The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake
    302 S. Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA

    CLASS: Playwriting 201 – Session 1 with Jacqueline Goldfinger
    October 20, 2017 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm ET
    Online

    NOVEMBER

    CLASS: Seven Week Workshop with Lauren Feldman (Sold Out)
    November 2- December 21, 5:30pm -8:30pm ET
    Online

    CLASS: Playwriting 101 – Session 3 with John Yearley 
    November 11-18, 10:00am – 12:30 pm ET
    Online

    CLASS: Playwriting 201 – Session2 with Jacqueline Goldfinger
    November 11, 10:00am – 130 pm ET
    Online

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