Seven Week Workshop

1024 681 Play Penn

with Lauren Feldman

Join Bryn Mawr Playwriting Professor, Playwright, and popular PlayPenn teaching artist Lauren 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.

Thursday, Nov 2; Wednesday, Nov 8; Wednesday, Nov 15; (skip two weeks then continue) Thursday, Nov 30; Thursday, Dec 7; Thursday, Dec 14; Thursday, Dec 21 from 5:30-8:30pm (ET)

We will be in two locations this year. All sessions will take place from 5:30-8:30pm (ET).

For the sessions on Thursday, Nov 2, Wednesday, Nov 8, and Wednesday, Nov 15 we will be at The Drake Theatre (302 S. Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA near the corner of 15th and Spruce in Center City).

For the sessions on Thursday, Nov 30, Thursday, Dec 7, and Thursday, Dec 14 we will be at the Adrienne, Second Floor Rehearsal Room (2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA).

For the reading on Thursday, Dec 21 we will be in the theater on the first floor of the Adrienne.

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

Lauren Feldman
Lauren 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.



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