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You've seen Kittson O'Neill on-stage as an actress and read about her behind the scenes work as a director and producer, but did you know that she's also a dramaturg? In "Dramaturging the New Play" Kittson  will give you tools to work positively and productively on a play, whether you are the director, actor, creator or dramaturg: this class will leave you with a solid toolkit to bring to any new play process.Fostering a new play toward production can sometimes feel like a wild mix of shamanism, showmanship, and midwifery. This class will show you just what's up the magicians sleeve. All new work creators welcome!

Over three separate sessions this class will explore the unusual and complicated art of using criticism and conversation to help move a new play from early draft to first production. You will read and work in a variety of styles and on scripts in various stages of their development.

Mondays, July 14, 21, and 28, 6:30-9:30pm
The Adriene, 2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia

Kittson O'Neill is a PlayPenn Conference Dramaturg and the Artistic Associate at InterAct where she proudly runs both the Core Writers program and the 20/20 Commissions and Development Awards. She previously served as Literary Manager for New Jersey Repertory Company and as an Associate Artist for Relentless Theater Company in New York. In that time she has had the pleasure of working on many world premier productions. In addition, she has been a dramaturg and evaluator for the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop, PlayPenn, the Pennsylvannia Council for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation. As an actor she has worked on dozens of stages and in a handful of films and television shows. She frittered away her youth as a staff writer for The Onion and stage crew for The Rolling Stones. 

Questions? Email our Director of Educational Programs 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.

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