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with Abigail Katz

classes headshot KatzThis one-day workshop is specifically designed to give you, the playwright, practical tools for approaching your work and navigating the daunting challenge of getting your script read.

This session will explore the process of preparing a play for submission as well as various strategies for getting it out into the world. The class will begin with tips on successful revision. You will be introduced to strategies for matching your play with the right theatres, once you are ready to send it out. To ensure professionalism, we will review industry-accepted standards and guidelines.  We’ll identify resources that are available to playwrights, and ways to use the best resource of all—you! You will leave the workshop armed with information to help you pursue your writing and seek out ways to develop artistically and advance professionally.

Katz will also provide a full list of recommended development organizations with links to submission information that you can take home and begin using immediately.

“Through PlayPenn classes I have encountered extraordinary master artists, new methods of working, and generous, inventive staff determined to see playwrights thrive.” -Emma G.

“I've enjoyed the many PlayPenn classes I've taken because all of them have featured no-nonsense practical advice and insight from professional writers and dramaturgs.” –Jane D.

WHEN: Sunday, October 12, 1-6pm
WHERE: University of the Arts, Terra Building (at Broad and Walnut Sts), Room 608

Abigail Katz currently serves as Literary Associate for Atlantic Theater Company.  She previously held the position of Literary Associate and Dramaturg for The Civilians, where she worked on productions Brooklyn at Eye LevelThis Beautiful City (The Vineyard Theatre) and Paris Commune (The Public Theater). She was also Producer for Voice & Vision, a company devoted to developing women theatre artists. Other companies she has worked with include Classic Stage Company, New Dramatists, Snug Harbor Productions, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. She has been an occasional guest blogger on and a teaching associate/guest lecturer in theatre at Barnard College. She also heads up the Arts Committee for the Alumni Career Task Force for The Dalton School and serves on the New York City team for the American Theatre Archive Project. In 2011, she created Work My Play, a series of workshops designed to help theatre artists develop tools to navigate the theatre industry.  A native New Yorker, Abigail received her MFA in dramaturgy from Columbia University School of the Arts.

Class - So You Wrote A Play
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