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Interdisciplinary Playwriting w/ Carl(os) Roa (On Zoom)
This event takes place on the following dates
8/27/2024 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
9/3/2024 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
9/10/2024 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
9/17/2024 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Class Description:
In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of "interdisciplinary" playwriting, which is the exploration of outside mediums as a means of writing new plays. Through creative exercises in different disciplines (Sculpture, Digital Media, Collage, Scientific Research) students will create short plays based on their interests. In addition, there will be brief mini-lectures to give writers some reference points for the medium they are exploring. 

Required Materials: 
Each student will be responsible for crafting materials - Common objects including but not limited to paper, trash, leaves, etc. 

Dates/Times:
Mondays, May 27 - June 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

Teaching Artist Bio:
Carl(os) Roa [they/elle] is an interdisciplinary artist and transmedia storyteller. A proud alumni of the Headlong Performance Institute and Drexel University, (os)’ work explores the marginalized within the marginalized, and alternative communities living alternative lives. Taking cues from theatre, community organizing, dystopian novels, queer digital realms, anime, third culture kids, the kink scene, transformative justice, and interactive media, all of these influences serve to inform their work with a visual artist’s sensibility. They’ve worked with PlayPenn, The Wilma Theater, Taller Puertorriqueño, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Swim Pony Performing Arts. They were previously the Program Manager for the Painted Bride, and a contributing writer for Artblog, HowlRound Theatre Commons, and American Theatre Magazine. They are also a graduate of the Foundry. They were a finalist for the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons’ (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work, and a participant in the the 2023 LTC Colaboratorio as a Scholar/Documentarian. In 2022, they were a finalist for the Terrance McNally Award and received an Illuminate the Arts grant from the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. Their play Pase Lo Que Pase (I Will Always Find You) has been placed in The Kilroys’ 2023 List. 

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