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with Jeremy Stoller

Join popular PlayPenn dramaturg and experienced literary manager/writing group leader Jeremy Stoller to learn how to grow a collaborative community and get your work produced.
This workshop will be followed by a catered dinner where you will have the opportunity to sit down with your peers and seek out artists with common interests. We hope that this will faciliate connections between artists and lead to writing groups as well as other projects outside of the classroom. 

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If you find the entire process of sending your work out into the world a mystery, if you cringe when you hear the word "networking," or if you want to be doing more to get your work produced by others, this class can help. (If you are also interested in self-producing, take this course paired with our Self-Producing Workshop, also offered later in the spring.)

Learn how to move beyond the "email your script and wait 6 months for a response" approach, through focusing your outreach, building relationships with both peers and more established colleagues, representing yourself clearly in query letters and writers' statements, and ultimately playing a more active role in getting your plays where they're meant to be: in front of audiences. 

This class is appropriate for theater artists of all experience levels.

PREPARATION REQUESTED: Students should bring copies of query letters they've sent or application statements they've written (a max of two pages) - something that they'd like group feedback on. We'll go over strategies for writing these and get to hear the students' samples. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2-7p.m. (2-5:30p.m. Class, 5:30-7p.m. Community Dinner)

WHERE: University of the Arts, Terra Building (Broad Street, between Walnut and Locust)


BIO: Jeremy Stoller is a freelance dramaturg based in New York City. Current: Resident Dramaturg for the terraNOVA Collective and the Jewish Plays Project. Founder, The Dramaturgy Open Office Hour Project. PlayPenn RAD Program. Previously: Literary Manager at Two Rivers Theater. Dramaturgy/literary work with Crashbox, Disney Theatrical Group, The Drama League, First Person Arts, The Flea, George Street Playhouse, kef theatrical productions, Luna Stage, Musical Theatre Factory, PlayPenn Conference, Random Access, Target Margin. Writer for HowlRound. BA Drew University.

SPECIAL OFFER: Staged Reading of Your New Play! If you sign up for a class by January 31, 2016 then you can apply for the opportunity to have one of your unproduced scripts given a public, professional staged reading in late-spring in Philadelphia. In our continuing efforts to expand our support for the local playwriting community, PlayPenn guarantees that only students who live in the northeast and take classes in the spring of 2016 will be eligible to submit for this opportunity. Complete details and directions on how to apply will be included in your class confirmation email after your registration is complete.

Questions? Email our Director of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In very extreme circumstances, we may need to cancel a class for reasons beyond our control and will offer full refunds. Otherwise, classes are non-refundable.

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