Playwriting 101 with Quinn D. Eli

    640 433 Play Penn

      A perfect way to dive into playwriting head first!

      Join playwright, educator, and Foundry co-founder Quinn D. Eli for an in-depth introduction to 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. The course will incorporate short writing exercises while talking through theatrical structures, character development, establishing a sense of place, dialogue and monologue language, and more.

      Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23: 6-8pm

      Center City Philadelphia

      TBD

      Quinn Eli

      Quinn D. Eli grew up in the Bronx and lives now in Philadelphia. His short plays have appeared in Best American Ten-Minute Plays and been produced throughout the country. Longer works include the award-winning My Name is Bess, produced by Trustus Theatre; Hazardous, produced locally at Society Hill Playhouse; and Hot Black/Asian Action, a satire about sexual and racial stereotypes that premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. The two-time recipient of Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Eli has served as a Playwright-in-Residence at Plays & Players Theatre.

      $170

      Tuition

      Register Here

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

      When you register for a PlayPenn class before March 1, 2020 you’ll be invited to submit your unproduced, full-length play for consideration for a 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 in summer 2020. Only plays that have not had a professional production or reading will be considered. If you register for a class by the deadline, additional details will be emailed to you along with a submission form.

      This class was the most satisfying I’ve taken as an adult. It was challenging, thought-provoking and illuminating.

      -Lauren L., 2019 Student

      PlayPenn is the best creativity incubator in town.

      -2019 Student