A Master Seminar
GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY or MAKING YOUR PLAY BETTER
with JT Rogers
The act of rewriting and shaping is at the heart of crafting plays that are entertaining, provocative, and most importantly, communicate your intentions as a playwright. Between commissions for theaters like Lincoln Center and exciting new film work such as Tokyo Vice starring Daniel Radcliffe, JT Rogers is a very busy writer and we're thrilled to have him back after his previous sell-out class!
This Master Seminar is a full-day playwriting opportunity that is designed from the ground up to be about you and your work. In advance of the seminar, you'll provide an excerpt from your script that JT will read and use to custom-design the seminar for you and the other playwrights.
During the seminar, you'll work to refine the nuts and bolts of the craft and apply them to your work, regardless of where you are in your process as a writer. You'll be inspired by unique in-class exercises, discussion, and critique. You'll gain insight from our two professional actors who will be present to help give voice to your work. And you'll even get a Q&A as you enjoy a catered mentor lunch with JT along with your fellow playwrights. A great time to ask all your questions about process and profession. JT's previous class sold out fast, and we anticipate a repeat performance, sign up soon and guarantee yourself a spot in what is sure to be a transformative playwriting day!
WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 10am-5pm
WHERE: 1216 Arch Street, Suite 2A, Philadelphia
J.T. Rogers's plays include Blood and Gifts (National Theatre, London; Lincoln Center Theater, Drama Desk Award Nominee and Lucille Lortel Award Nominee); The Overwhelming (National Theatre; Roundabout Theatre); White People (Off Broadway with Starry Night Productions); and Madagascar (SPF Festival in NYC; Melbourne Theatre Company). As one of the original playwrights for the Tricycle Theatre of London's The Great Game: Afghanistan he was nominated for a 2009 Olivier Award. His works have been staged throughout the United States and in Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel, and are published by Faber and Faber and Dramatists Play Service. He is a 2012 Guggenheim fellow in playwriting and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and the Royal National Theatre. Recent awards include, NEA/TCG and NYFA fellowships, the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, the American Theatre Critics Association's Osborne Award, and the William Inge Center for the Arts' New Voices Award. Rogers serves on the board of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, is a member of New Dramatists, and holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
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