Writing Strong Applications
with Stefanie Zadrevec
An Online workshop!
WHEN: Sunday, February 9th, 1-5pm
WHERE: Online! This class can be taken from anywhere with a good internet connection.
Writing a play can be a cakewalk compared to writing about yourself. If you have panic attacks every time a grant or fellowship application asks you to write about your 'artists philosophy' or to describe your 'career narrative', this seminar might be for you.
It's never easy to write about yourself, but trying to convey your entire philosophy in a few paragraphs (or less!) can make even the most seasoned writer sweat. Through a series of exercises you'll develop the tools and confidence necessary to write a strong artist's statement. This workshop will help you uncover personal truths, contextualize them within your field, and communicate them in a way that's succinct, authentic and effective.
Stefanie Zadravec (PlayPenn 2011, The Electric Baby) is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the recipient of the 2013 Francesca Primus Prize for The Electric Baby (Two River Theater, Women in Arts and Media Collaboration Award). Honey Brown Eyes (Theater J, Washington D.C.; Working Theater, NYC) received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and was published in American Theatre. Save Me (The Barrow Group) received Baltimore Playwrights Festival's Outstanding New Play Award as well as the Phoenix Theatre's National Playwriting Award. Awards and Residencies include: The Lark Playwright fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Women's Project Lab, a Playwrights Realm Fellowship, 2012 Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award, The Sewanee Writers Conference Fellowship, and a NYSCA individual artist grant. Her plays have been developed at The Kennedy Center, PlayPenn, The Lark, The Working Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Epic Theatre Ensemble and The Women's Project. She is currently working on Colony Collapse, a commission for Oregon Shakespeare Festival through Full Stage USA and the Mellon Foundation. Stefanie teaches playwriting at Primary Stages' ESPA School. www.szadravec.com