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New Play Development w/ Che'Rae Adams (In Person)

7/13/2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET

Class Description: (This one-day intensive will be held in person at The Bluver Theatre at The Drake)
After multiple SOLD-OUT intensives, PlayPenn Artistic Director Che'Rae Adams returns to offer this in-person class at The Bluver Studio at The Drake! Through a series of exercises, she helps the playwright find the true subject of their play. She has decades of experience in New Play Development and brings her knowledge, tips, and insights into the process. This class is open to all levels. 

Saturday, July 13, 2024 (2pm - 4:30pm EST)

Teaching Artist Bio:
Che’Rae is the Artistic Director for PlayPenn, and has been the Producing Artistic Director for the LA Writers Center since 2006 where she develops new work with writers. She is the former Director of Programming for the Moss Theater at New Roads School, Development Executive with Playhouse Picture Studios and is a founding member and former co-artistic director of the award-winning Road Theatre Company. Che'Rae has directed the West Coast premieres of several new plays, including Tender by Abi Morgan, Chesapeake by Lee Blessing and has directed regionally for Cincinnati Opera Outreach, Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Highways Performance Space, The Celebration Theatre, The Group at Strasberg, LATC and The National Black Theatre Festival. In addition, she is a co-producer for the Directors Lab West which is produced annually at the Pasadena Playhouse. Che’Rae has an MFA in Directing from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music and a BA in Theatre Arts from California State University, Northridge.

Cancellation/refund policy
PlayPenn is always working to secure amazing artists to teach our classes and our teachers often go out of their way to fit teaching with us into their busy schedules. Our class sizes are limited to support individual attention, and as such, we are not able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend. So, before you register and pay, make sure you've cleared space on your calendar so that you can guarantee your opportunity to work with our master artists! In very extreme circumstances, we may need to cancel a class for reasons beyond our control and will offer full refunds.
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A Note From Our Education Department:
Sharing your play with the world is an incredible rush—but it’s also unarguably terrifying. After an often isolating writing process, your work is exposed for everyone to see. We know just how vulnerable writers are in these moments, and we're passionate about helping to navigate them.
Here at PlayPenn, we offer our students supportive opportunities to test out new work and hone their craft, providing them with a sense of camaraderie at all stages of their writing careers. Our PlayPenn classes encourage writers to bounce ideas off of one another, commiserate about industry challenges, and be inspired by the world-class writers and industry experts leading each course. We apply this same ethos to The Foundry, our intensive writers group for emerging Philadelphia playwrights; and to our public readings of our students’ works in progress throughout the year.
By taking a PlayPenn class, you become part of a welcoming community of experienced playwrights, avid playgoers, recent grads, and everyone in between. Please join us!

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