Playwriting as Self-Work w/ Angeline Larimer (On Zoom)

6/12/2024 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ET

Class Description: 
Playwrights are often asked whether they write to entertain or to teach. Larimer offers other possibilities which she finds much more motivating to her creative process. This three-hour course starts by asking the question: ‘What are we really doing when we’re writing plays?’ It then examines the many ways in which the act and art of playwriting benefits the playwright.

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 - 9:30 pm 

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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