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with David Jacobi


Perfect for artists with some writing experience as well as those who have taken our Get Inspired or Playwriting 101 classes.

"PlayPenn courses give students at all levels the opportunity to whet their creative appetites for, and broaden their knowledge about, intriguing and timely theater topics. Their instructors are active in the theater as writers, designers, actors, and so they give students not only a terrific academic grounding but also the benefit of their practical experience - and that is pricless." -John O.

Join PlayPenn Conference Playwright and University of the Arts Professor David Jacobi for a seven-week exploration of your new work! All genres and lengths of plays are welcome.

This workshop is limited to 12 students and will meet for seven weeks over the course of the spring semester. Students are invited to begin a new play during this process or develop a work-in-progress. Sessions will begin with writing prompts and end with artist-driven feedback on student-written scenes.

On the final meeting of the workshop, you will hear a 10-page excerpt of your script read by professional actors.


WHEN: Tuesdays, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 18 from 6-9PM

WHERE: Center City, Philadelphia

Please bring to class: Something to write with and on (computers are fine but bring them fully charged as the room has few outlets).

BIO: David Jacobi's plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in China, including the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, FringeNYC, Penghao Theatre, Sideshow Theater, and 798 Dashanzi Art District. His work has been developed at Portland Center Stage, Cutting Ball Theater, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop, Pig Iron Theatre Company, and PlayPenn Conference. He is a winner of the Holland New Voices Award, Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences Award, and has been nominated for the Weissberger Award. He received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from Purchase College and an MFA from UC San Diego. He teaches playwriting at the University of the Arts. 

Questions? Email our Education Department (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. Otherwise, classes are non-refundable.

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