Seven Week Workshop

1024 681 Play Penn

with L Feldman

Join Bryn Mawr Playwriting Professor, Playwright, and popular PlayPenn teaching artist L Feldman for a seven-week exploration of your new work!

Students are invited to begin a new play during this process or develop a work-in-progress. Sessions will begin with writing prompts and end with artist-driven feedback on student-written scenes. On the final meeting of the workshop, you will hear a 10-page excerpt of your script read by professional actors.

All genres and lengths of plays are welcome.

This workshop is limited to 12 students.

Free Reading of YOUR New Play

If you register for a PlayPenn class by January 14, 2018, then you can apply for the opportunity to have your unproduced full-length plays given a public, 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, PA in the spring/summer of 2018. The play many not have had a professional production. PlayPenn will cover the costs of the reading, but the student is responsible for their own housing and transportation. If you register for a class by the deadline then additional details will be emailed to you after January 14, along with a submission form.

Thursdays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5 from 5:30pm-8:30pm

Final Reading on Friday, April 13 from 5:30-8:30pm

Smith classroom at Arden Theatre’s Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

None. Students are invited to begin a new play during this process or develop a work-in-progress.

Lauren Feldman
L Feldman is a freelance playwright, deviser, professor, and a circus performer & dramaturg. She loves theater that is brave, physical, honest, loving, and slightly impossible. Her plays include A PEOPLE (upcoming Orbiter 3 production); TO THRIVE, OR WHAT YOU WILL; ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE; AMANUENSIS; THE EGG-LAYERS; and GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING. She has been nominated for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, New York Innovative Theatre Award, and the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the New England Center for Circus Arts, she is currently a New Georges Audrey Resident, a Foundry mentor, and a proud Orbiter 3 playwright. Hailing from Miami, she’s lived in seven cities and is now based in Philadelphia.
For more, visit her website.



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*Students must register for a class by January 14, 2018 in order to be eligible to submit for the free spring Education reading.

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-Iman A.

“Taking a PlayPenn Class you quickly realize how many talented playwrights and creative, generous artists are writing in Philly, and your own work benefits from the experience of working among them tremendously!”