A Master Seminar
GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY or MAKING YOUR PLAY BETTER
with JT Rogers
This previously sold-out offering is back by popular demand! Between commissions for theatres like Lincoln Center and exciting new film work (Tokyo Vice starring Daniel Radcliff), JT is a very busy writer and we're thrilled to have him back to teach.
This full-day master seminar will help you refine the nuts and bolts of the craft – and the profession – and apply them to your work, regardless of where you are in your process as a writer. 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. The day will include in-class exercises, discussion, and critique. Two professional actors will be present to help give voice to your work. JT will read an excerpt of your script before the workshop and tailor the day to the individual playwrights in the class.
During the midday break, lunch will be provided as well as a Q&A with JT where he can address your questions about process and profession.
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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