Classes

Help! Fix My Play: Tips and techniques to bring your writing to life

650 433 Play Penn

with Robert Smythe

Join Guggenheim Fellow and Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best Professor” (“Best of Philly”) Robert Smythe for a workshop that helps you build a foundation for playwriting success. This class is perfect for new/emerging writers, as well as more experienced writers who want to add to their toolkit, or sharpen what’s already there!

In this class, we’ll take the general themes and concepts that first led you to conceive of writing a play and make them specific.

We’ll work on getting the story out of your head and into a form that can be understood and interpreted by your future collaborators: the other artists who will eventually direct, perform, and design because they’re inspired by your words. By the time you finish the first five-minute exercise, you’ll be surprised at what you have inside you.

You’ll learn how to use tension and rhythm, and how to reveal states of mind through personal moments. You’ll write scenes and monologues. And love it. You’ll discover that, in addition, or even instead of all the other things you thought you were, you are a writer of plays. Not because someone told you that you are, but because you know you are.

In each class, you’ll spend time writing and then you’ll share what you’ve written with the rest of us. After you get feedback, you’ll continue writing outside of class for an assignment, or you might just want to continue writing because you’re so excited about getting stuff down on paper.

As we move through the course, we’ll explore how to write for the stage: not just how to write words for actors to speak, but how to make things happen: how to create excitement and surprises, and interest and emotion, so that when people act out your play or see it in a performance, they’ll understand exactly what you mean. And that is extremely satisfying.

Playwriting Technique 2, offered in future semesters, will use these skills to build structure, from crucial moments right to the end of the play.

Free Reading of YOUR New Play

If you register for a PlayPenn class by January 14, 2018, then you can apply for the opportunity to have your unproduced full-length plays given a public, professional staged reading. PlayPenn will produce one student’s play as a reading with a professional director, professional actors and a PlayPenn Dramaturg in Philadelphia, PA in the spring/summer of 2018. The play many not have had a professional production. PlayPenn will cover the costs of the reading, but the student is responsible for their own housing and transportation. If you register for a class by the deadline then additional details will be emailed to you after January 14, along with a submission form.

January 16-February 6 (Tuesday Nights), 6pm-9pm

Adrienne Theatre Rehearsal Room, 2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA (parking and other info will be provided after registration)

Robert Smythe is an acclaimed theater artist and the founder of Mum Puppettheatre, the only regional theater in the United States dedicated to puppetry, serving as its Artistic Director for 23 years. During that time, he wrote, directed and performed over 20 original productions using puppets, masks and human actors, leading Mum on international tours on four continents. According to Philadelphia City Paper, Smythe’s work with Mum “sparked the Philadelphia theater renaissance that continues to this day.” Smythe has won numerous awards and honors, including Guggenheim, Pew, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and six solo performer fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; he’s won six Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater in areas ranging from education to choreography; and he was the first artist to receive a commission from the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: the resulting collaboration between him and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Stravinsky’s “l’Histoire du Soldat,” won the 2011 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Collaboration. Smythe is the founder of the Playwriting Program for the International Puppetry Conference at the Tony-winning O’Neill Theater Center. His ground-breaking application of narrative theory to puppetry, “Reading a Puppet Show: Understanding the Three-Dimensional Narrative,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance, and his work on motor contagion was been published in Acta Psychologica. He received his MFA in Playwrighting from Temple University, where he was a University Fellow. In 2010, in their annual “Best of Philadelphia” issue, Philadelphia Magazine named him “Best Professor”.

$175

Tuition

Register Here

Click the link below to visit our Reservation Page, where you can view all classes, select, and register for this class using our new checkout feature. For questions or to inquire about payment plans, please email classes@playpenn.org.

 

*Students must register for a class by January 14, 2018 in order to be eligible to submit for the free spring Education reading.

“An unbelievable environment of support and encouragement. Continuously encouraged growth of any idea that was presented in the class.”

-Tom, 2017 Student

“When you leave a PlayPenn class, your brain is so full of ideas and new tools, and your heart is full from this new network of collaborators you have just met. Old ideas are revived by the teachers, the tools, and the people in the room. I always leave the class ready to work.”

-Jamie, 2017 Student

“The classes are a great opportunity for theater makers and theater lovers to gain useful insight to the playmaking process, as well as helpful tools to apply in any creative endeavor.”

-Andrew C., 2017 Student

Writing Great Dialogue

650 433 Play Penn

with James Ijames

Join Whiting award-winning Philadelphia playwright and PlayPenn alum James Ijames for a deep dive into dialogue and what compels people to speak.

What do you want to say? How do you create compelling dialogue that is character based and active?

The class will be a dynamic, on your feet approach to generating distinctive theatrical language for your characters that drives the action of your play and is unique to each character. Come with a play, a scene, or an idea and we will make your dialogue sing.

Free Reading of YOUR New Play

If you register for a PlayPenn class by January 14, 2018, then you can apply for the opportunity to have your unproduced full-length plays given a public, professional staged reading. PlayPenn will produce one student’s play as a reading with a professional director, professional actors and a PlayPenn Dramaturg in Philadelphia, PA in the spring/summer of 2018. The play many not have had a professional production. PlayPenn will cover the costs of the reading, but the student is responsible for their own housing and transportation. If you register for a class by the deadline then additional details will be emailed to you after January 14, along with a submission form.

January 27, 2018

1pm-6pm

Philadelphia Young Playwrights Learning Lab

1219 Vine Street, Floor 2

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Bring a snippet (one page or less) of your favorite piece of dialogue from a play.

James Ijames is a Philadelphia based performer and playwright. He has appeared regionally in productions at The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, and People’s Light and Theatre. James’ plays have been produced by Flashpoint Theater Company, Orbiter 3, Theatre Horizon (Philadelphia, PA), The National Black Theatre (NYC), Ally Theatre (Washington DC) and have received development with PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Lark, Playwright’s Horizon, Clubbed Thumb, Villanova Theater, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Azuka Theatre and Victory Garden. James is the 2011 F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist recipient, and he also won two Barrymores for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for Superior Donuts and Angels in America and one Barrymore for Outstanding Direction of a Play for The Brothers Size with Simpatico Theatre Company. James is a 2011 Independence Foundation Fellow, a 2015 Pew Fellow for Playwriting, the 2015 winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for WHITE, the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize winner for .…Miz Martha and a 2017 recipient of the Whiting Award. James is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s first playwright producing collective and a mentor for The Foundry. He received a B.A. in Drama from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a M.F.A. in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. James is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and resides in South Philadelphia.

$125

Tuition

Sold out!

Click the link below to visit our Reservation Page, where you can view all available classes. For questions or to inquire about payment plans, please email classes@playpenn.org.

 

*Students must register for a class by January 14, 2018 in order to be eligible to submit for the free spring Education reading.

“PlayPenn classes offer a chance to take a break from the mundane, from the frenzy of the everyday, and to focus on your writing for a few hours, or a weekend, while gaining insight and inspiration from some truly excellent professional playwrights and teaching artists. PlayPenn’s opportunities are ones I feel lucky to be exposed to.

-Mark C., 2017 Student

“The classes are a great opportunity for theater makers and theater lovers to gain useful insight to the playmaking process, as well as helpful tools to apply in any creative endeavor.”

-Andrew C., 2017 Student

Breaking Taboos

334 187 Play Penn

with Winter Miller

Join New School Professor Winter Miller for a deep-dive into how to effectively break political, social, cultural and other taboos in your writing!

From Marin Ireland to Samantha Bee, everyone is talking about the extraordinary way in which playwright Winter Miller gets under the skin of our culture and breaks taboos in unique, thought provoking way. In this four hour workshop, learn about breaking taboos in your writing directly from Winter. The class will both learn and practice techniques to use when you want to break taboos on-stage in your plays.

Sunday, December 17 from 1-5pm (ET)

Online. We will use Zoom.us. It is a very simple system. You will receive a link prior to class. You click the link and are taken to a site that has multiple boxes (like The Brady Bunch opening credits) where you can see and chat with everyone in the class. You must have a working internet connection and a computer that has both speakers (so you can hear the teaching artist) and a microphone (so they can hear you; be advised, some computer systems require you purchase a headset to use the microphone). If you would like to investigate the system before registering for the class, check out: www.zoom.us. PlayPenn covers the cost of using the system but you are expected to participate independently. We will not be recording these sessions.

Winter Miller

Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright and founding member of the Obie-recognized collective 13 Playwrights. She is best known for her drama IN DARFUR which premiered at The Public Theater. IN DARFUR won the “Two-Headed Challenge” commission from the Guthrie Theatre and the Playwrights Center. Winter traveled with her former boss, New York Times Pulitzer-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof to the Sudan border to research on the ground. IN DARFUR has been produced in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Florida, Massachusetts and Canada. Her plays include NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN (Kilroys Hon Mention, 2016, The Magic Theatre’s Playwrights Week 2016, Salt Lake Acting Company Playlab 2017), SPARE RIB (Relentless Awards Hon Mention 2016, Kilroys Hon Mention 2015, Civilians R&D), LOOK AT US (The Cherry Lane), and IN DARFUR (The Public Theater and regional prods at TimeLine, WAM, Theatre J, Horizon, The Landing, THE PENETRATION PLAY (Dir. Josh Hecht, 13P, NYC). Her work has been supported by NYFA Artist 2016, The Civilians R&D Lab 2015, The Lark 2014, Playwrights Center Core Writer Residency 2011-2014, and fellowships from Sundance Institute, Hedgebrook, The Cherry Lane, the Lark, Orchard Project, Space on Ryder Farm, New York Theatre Workshop Monday @3 and Blue Mountain Center. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist. A playwriting instructor and mentor, Ms. Miller leads Weekend Warrior Intensives and Series Six workshops. Adjunct Professor at The New School MFA, SUNY Purchase B.A., Primary Stages ESPA, Visiting Lecturer Princeton, New York Theatre Workshop’s Mind the Gap, Girl Be Heard, Sundance Institute, Stella Adler Outreach, Arts Connection TRaC (2x finalist President’s Coming Up Taller Award) and worked with youth in refugee camps in Northern Uganda and Palestine. She has made plays with marginalized youth,  HOME/AWAY (Theatre Askew) and CONSPICUOUS (Keen Company).

$80

Tuition

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Click the link below to visit our Reservation Page, where you can view all classes, select, and register for this class using our new checkout feature. For questions or to inquire about payment plans, please email classes@playpenn.org.

“PlayPenn has the ability to cultivate artists from the angles of playwright and actor…It is a great organization which connects artists and allowing them to hone their craft.”

-Iman A.

“Taking a PlayPenn Class you quickly realize how many talented playwrights and creative, generous artists are writing in Philly, and your own work benefits from the experience of working among them tremendously!”

-Joe
John Yearley

Playwriting 101: Session 4

640 433 Play Penn

with John Yearley

Perfect for anyone with enthusiasm for the stage!

Join John Yearley, who teaches playwriting at Temple University, for a down and dirty, nuts and bolts exploration of the basics of the art and craft of playwriting. Whether you’re a professional writer or haven’t written a word, this class is great both for polishing skills and picking up new ones.

We will cover: Traditional well-made play structure, Other structural alternatives, Creating engaging characters, Creating strong worlds, Scene-work, Monologue-work, and more. We will also do, and share, several short writing exercises.

Due to popular demand, this course is now being offered multiple times each semester.  All sessions will cover the same material.

Session 4: Thursdays, December 7 and December 14 from 7-9:30pm (ET)

Philadelphia. The Drake Theater, 302 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Meet in the lobby of the main stage (Proscenium Stage) and we will walk downstairs to the rehearsal room together.

You will be emailed a few pages of material to review prior to class.

John Yearley

John Yearley is the author of The Unrepeatable Moment (Barrow Group), Leap (Kaplan New American Play Prize, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Antigone (adaptation, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Ephemera (Gassner Award, Summer Play Festival), and Another Girl (PlayPenn, Naked Angels). His plays All in Little Pieces and A Low-Lying Fog are published by Samuel French. He is currently writing for the PBS Kids show Arthur and worked as a script doctor for New Line Cinema. He’s a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild, and twice a MacDowell Fellow.

$100

Tuition

Sold Out

This class is sold out but check out our winter and spring course options! For questions, please email classes@playpenn.org.

“The PlayPenn faculty members were well-organized, focused and extraordinarily helpful in their critiques. I am looking forward to learning even more in future PlayPenn classes.”

-Jane D.

“I take PlayPenn classes because I’m eager for inspiration and creative challenges, which the classes provide in a positive, nurturing environment.” 

-Mark C.

“This was such an amazing class. I left feeling that I could really write a play. Thank you so much for your encouragement and passion for this art.”

-Karen S.
Jacqueline Goldfinger

Playwriting 101: Nuts & Bolts

1024 683 Play Penn

with Jacqueline Goldfinger

Perfect for anyone with enthusiasm for the stage!

Due to popular demand, this course is now being offered multiple times each semester.  All sessions will cover the same material.

  • Session 5 – Lunch & Learn: December 4, 5, 6, 7 from Noon-1:15pm

Online. We will use Zoom.us. It is a very simple system. You will receive a link prior to class. You click the link and are taken to a site that has multiple boxes (like The Brady Bunch opening credits) where you can see and chat with everyone in the class. You must have a working internet connection and a computer that has both speakers (so you can hear the teaching artist) and a microphone (so they can hear you; be advised, some computer systems require you purchase a headset to use the microphone). If you would like to investigate the system before registering for the class, check out: www.zoom.us. PlayPenn covers the cost of using the system but you are expected to participate independently. We will not be recording these sessions.

You will be emailed a few pages of material to review prior to class.

Jacqueline Goldfinger

Jacqueline Goldfinger’s  new play, The Arsonists, currently has a NNPN Rolling World Premiere at Azuka Theatre, Know Theater, Capital Stage and Perseverance Theatre. She is an award-winning playwright who has taught playwriting at PlayPenn, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, San Diego, McCarter Theatre, and around the world. Her work has been seen at theaters including: The Kennedy Center, La MaMa (NYC), FringeArts, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre, Seattle Public, Barrington Stage, Vermont Stage, and elsewhere. Her work is supported by NEA ArtWorks, Independence Foundation, Producer’s Fund, Yaddo, PlayPenn Conference, Lark Playwrights Week, and others. Read more about her work online: www.jacquelinegoldfinger.com

$100

Tuition

Join award-winning Playwright and PlayPenn Director of Education Jacqueline Goldfinger for a down and dirty, nuts & bolts exploration of the basics of the art and craft of playwriting. Whether you’re a professional writer or haven’t written a word, this class is great both for polishing skills and picking up new ones.

We will cover: Traditional well-made play structure, Other structural alternatives, Creating engaging characters, Creating strong worlds, Scene-work, Monologue-work, and more. We will also do, and share, several short writing exercises.

Stay Tuned…Fall classes will be announced on September 12!

“Jacqueline Goldfinger’s Workshop was the perfect solution to writer’s block and my fear of writing. It was both hands on and inspiring: practical and thought provoking – I left with questions to answer and new insights. Just what one wants from a workshop!”

-Deborah B.

“The class was a perfect mix of information and examples, practical writing time and sharing time.”

-Jane D.

“This was such an amazing class. I left feeling that I could really write a play. Thank you so much for your encouragement and passion for this art.”

-Karen S.

“I want to write a play and this class helped me get started. Jackie is a teacher who inspires and motivates.”

-Mary D.
Jeremy Stoller Headshot

Navigating the Industry

650 433 Play Penn

with Jeremy Stoller

Learn how to be your own best advocate and get your work seen, read and produced!

Both sessions will cover the same material. You will choose your preferred date below when you register.

  • Session 1 – Weekend Writers: Sunday, July 9
    from 5-8pm EDT
  • Session 2 – Night Owls: Thursday, August 31 from
    7-10pm EDT

Online. We will use Zoom.us. It is a very simple system. You will receive a link prior to class. You click the link (same link each week) and are taken to a site that has multiple boxes (like The Brady Bunch opening credits) where you can see and chat with everyone in the class. You must have a working internet connection and a computer that has both speakers (so you can hear the teaching artist) and a microphone (so they can hear you; be advised, some computer systems require you purchase a headset to use the microphone). If you would like to investigate the system before registering for the class, check out: www.zoom.us. PlayPenn covers the cost of running the system but you are expected to participate independently.

Students should bring copies of query letters or application statements that they’ve written – something a page or less that they would like to receive feedback on. We’ll go over strategies for writing letters and statements and will get the opportunity to hear some students’ samples and discuss how to strengthen them.

Jeremy Stoller is a regular PlayPenn Conference dramaturg. He has served as the dramaturg on the US Premiere of Ken Urban’s Sense of an Ending at 59E59 Off-Broadway and on the world premieres of Urban’s Nibbler (The Amoralists/Rattlestick), Paper Canoe’s Light at Triskelion Arts, as well as for two shows at First Person Arts; Thomas Choinacky and John Jarboe’s Beaut anad R. Eric Thomas’ Will You Accept This Friend Request?. He’s currently the Director of New Work at the Keen Company in NYC. Previously, he was the Literary Manager at Two River Theater and did additional dramaturgy/literary work with Crashbox, Disney Theatrical, The Flea, George Street Playhouse, Jewish Plays Project, Luna Stage, Musical Theatre Factory, terraNOVA Collective, and Working Theater. He’s the Founder of the national Dramaturgy Open Office Hours Project.

$75

Tuition

Sold Out!

This class is designed to offer transparency about how theaters select their seasons, and why simply sending out standard query emails and script samples probably isn’t yielding the desired results. Learn ways to focus your outreach, grow your network of collaborators and champions, represent yourself clearly in queries and artist statements, and ultimately play a more active role in getting your plays where they are meant to be: in front of audiences.

Stay tuned…Fall Classes will be announced on September 12!

“PlayPenn has the ability to cultivate artists from the angles of playwright and actor…It is a great organization which connects artists and allowing them to hone their craft.”

-Iman A.

“Taking a PlayPenn Class you quickly realize how many talented playwrights and creative, generous artists are writing in Philly, and your own work benefits from the experience of working among them tremendously!”

-Joe
PlayPenn Conference 2016

Inspiration & Perspiration: A Writing Prompt Workshop

1024 681 Play Penn

with Lauren Feldman

Perfect for writers of all experience levels!

We will record each class session and make it available to you on a private, view only (no download) site until the next class period – so that if you miss a day, you can easily catch-up.

  • Session 1 – Said & Unsaid: Monday, July 31
    from 6:30-8:30PM EDT
  • Session 2 – Charged Environment: Monday, August 7
    from 6:30-8:30PM EDT
  • Session 3 – Raw Experience: Monday, August 14
    from 6:30-8:30PM EDT
  • Session 4 – Dreams & Shadows: Monday, August 21
    from 6:30-8:30PM EDT

Online. We will use Zoom.us. It is a very simple system. You will receive a link prior to class. You click the link (same link each week) and are taken to a site that has multiple boxes (like The Brady Bunch opening credits) where you can see and chat with everyone in the class. You must have a working internet connection and a computer that has both speakers (so you can hear the teaching artist) and a microphone (so they can hear you; be advised, some computer systems require you purchase a headset to use the microphone). If you would like to investigate the system before registering for the class, check out: www.zoom.us. PlayPenn covers the cost of running the system but you are expected to participate independently. We use DropBox to share our work, if sharing is required in the class. We will record each class session and make it available to you on a private, view only (no download) site until the next class period – so that if you miss a day, you can easily catch-up.

Lauren Feldman is a queer, feminist playwright (and circus artist) who loves theatrically adventurous, physically ambitious, intimate, inquisitive, deeply honest plays – usually about outsiders, often about searchers, always about the human connection. Her plays include ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE (PlayPenn, O’Neill Finalist, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Drama League New Directors/New Works Fellowship); AMANUENSIS (Northwoods Ramah Theatre Company commission); THE EGG-LAYERS (Jane Chambers Honorable Mention, O’Neill Finalist, New Georges/Barnard College co-commission); A PEOPLE (Jewish Plays Project NYC Residency); GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING (Denver Center Theatre Company, Nice People Theatre Company, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award Nomination, Barrymore Nomination, The Kilroys List); several ensemble-devised works, including AND IF YOU LOSE YOUR WAY, OR A FOOD ODYSSEY (The Invisible Dog, New York Innovative Theatre Award Nomination), LADY M (Philadelphia Live Arts Festival), and THE APOCRYPHAL PROJECT (Yale Cabaret), among others; as well as a dozen short plays and an autobiographical solo piece.

(Photo from Lauren’s Grace, or the Art of Climbing at the Denver Center.)

$125

Tuition

Class Concluded

Popular PlayPenn Teaching Artist and Conference Playwright Lauren Feldman leads you through a new writing prompt each week! The prompts will help get you/keep you inspired to write as well as offer a way to strengthen the craft elements in your playwriting tool kit.

Stay tuned…Fall Classes will be announced on September 12!

“Lauren was great! Organized, open, a mix of free discussion and specific tasks. Great class!”

-John D.

“Classes at PlayPenn bring together experienced writers with complete newbies in an incredibly supportive environment. No matter what your background, you definitely learn and grow in these classes.”

-Tabitha D.
PlayPenn Conference 2016

Seven Week Workshop

1024 681 Play Penn

with Lauren Feldman

Join Bryn Mawr Playwriting Professor, Playwright, and popular PlayPenn teaching artist Lauren Feldman for a seven-week exploration of your new work!

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. All genres and lengths of plays are welcome. This workshop is limited to 12 students.

Thursday, Nov 2; Wednesday, Nov 8; Wednesday, Nov 15; (skip two weeks then continue) Thursday, Nov 30; Thursday, Dec 7; Thursday, Dec 14; Thursday, Dec 21 from 5:30-8:30pm (ET)

We will be in two locations this year. All sessions will take place from 5:30-8:30pm (ET).

For the sessions on Thursday, Nov 2, Wednesday, Nov 8, and Wednesday, Nov 15 we will be at The Drake Theatre (302 S. Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA near the corner of 15th and Spruce in Center City).

For the sessions on Thursday, Nov 30, Thursday, Dec 7, and Thursday, Dec 14 we will be at the Adrienne, Second Floor Rehearsal Room (2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA).

For the reading on Thursday, Dec 21 we will be in the theater on the first floor of the Adrienne.

None. Students are invited to begin a new play during this process or develop a work-in-progress.

Lauren Feldman
Lauren Feldman is a freelance playwright, deviser, professor, and a circus performer & dramaturg. She loves theater that is brave, physical, honest, loving, and slightly impossible. Her plays include A PEOPLE (upcoming Orbiter 3 production); TO THRIVE, OR WHAT YOU WILL; ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE; AMANUENSIS; THE EGG-LAYERS; and GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING. She has been nominated for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, New York Innovative Theatre Award, and the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the New England Center for Circus Arts, she is currently a New Georges Audrey Resident, a Foundry mentor, and a proud Orbiter 3 playwright. Hailing from Miami, she’s lived in seven cities and is now based in Philadelphia. www.laurenfeldman.com

$400

Tuition

Sold Out

The Seven Week Workshop with Lauren Feldman has sold out for the Fall Semester.  Stay tuned for additional Seven Week Workshop offerings in future semesters.

Questions? Please email classes@playpenn.org.

“PlayPenn has the ability to cultivate artists from the angles of playwright and actor…It is a great organization which connects artists and allowing them to hone their craft.”

-Iman A.

“Taking a PlayPenn Class you quickly realize how many talented playwrights and creative, generous artists are writing in Philly, and your own work benefits from the experience of working among them tremendously!”

-Joe