Writing an Autobiographical Play w/ Angeline Larimer (On Zoom)
This event takes place on the following dates
6/4/2024 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6/11/2024 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6/18/2024 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
6/25/2024 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Class Description:
For those who carry a story that you’re never quite ready to start, but really need to write. For O’Neill it was Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which was so personal, he asked that it be produced after his real-life inspirations were dead. This is a workshop class dedicated to writing the autobiographical play that’s been haunting the playwright. Using the framework of Ethnodramas, in this class we will discuss how to identify and tackle difficult plot points. The class offers careful guidance by a skilled instructor, workshopped within a supportive space. 

Tuesdays June 4 - June 25, 7-9 pm EST

Teaching Artist Bio:
Angeline Larimer (she/her) received her MFA in Playwriting from Indiana University, and an MA in Bioethics from IUPUI. She is an award-winning playwright, a bioethicist, 2022 Conference Lead Dramaturg for PlayPenn, and Associate Faculty for IUI where she incorporates applied theatre and ethics into medical and health education. She developed Theatre for Veterans, offering free online playwriting classes for Veterans of the Armed Forces, and collaborates with American Lives Theatre and Fonseca Theatre Company in Indianapolis. She is also a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Dramatists Guild of America, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Her play The Spectrum of Letting Go was nominated for the 2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

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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