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    Amy Witting

    Honing Your Creative Voice with Amy E. Witting

    640 433 Play Penn

    Bridge the gap between the first spark of inspiration and crafting a strong story in your own voice.

    Ideas come to us, but we are often left not knowing how to move forward. This workshop will help students dive deeper into the development process, trusting that our inspiration will provide us with the map to craft structure, story, and a better understanding of what our characters want.

    October 5 and October 6: 1-5pm

    TBD in Center City, Philadelphia

    Please bring 1-5 pages of a playwriting project-in-progress that you’re currently working on.

    Amy E. Witting (PlayPenn ’19, ARCHIPELAGO) resides in Queens, where she received a QAF New Work Grant for her documentary play, SUNNYSIDE IMPRESSIONS. Other work includes ANNE PAGE HATES FUN (American Shakespeare Center World Premiere), THE HOUSE ON THE HILL (CATF World Premiere, Atlantic Theater Commission, NNPN Showcase, The Kennedy Center ACTF/NNPN MFA Alumni Playwright Workshop), and A BAD NIGHT (NY Rep Workshop, MTC Creative Space). Her plays have been developed at Atlantic Theater, The Lark Play Development Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Tofte Lake Center, Roundabout Theatre, National New Play Network, Abingdon Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. She received her MFA in playwriting from Hunter College.

    $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 September 20, 2019 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 early 2020. Only plays that have not had a professional production or reading will be considered. PlayPenn will cover the cost of the reading, but the student is responsible for their own housing and transportation. If you register for a class by the deadline, additional details will be emailed to you along with a submission form.

    “I feel lucky to have PlayPenn just around the corner from me; a hallowed place where writers are the focus, where audiences come not to judge but to witness. PlayPenn is essential to the theatre industry.”

    -Paige, 2019 Student

    “Getting involved with PlayPenn has been one of the best things I’ve done since moving back to the city.”

    -2019 Student

    Unleash the Writer Within with Amy Witting

    640 433 Play Penn

    We all have stories to tell, but how do we unlock our creative potential to tell them?

    This workshop provides you with a series of exercises geared toward pushing past your fear and embracing your unique voice. Identifying our blocks and resting on the page, each student will walk away with tools to help push them forward on their unique journey as a writer. Led by a self-taught playwright and TV/film writer, this workshop is open to all writers. This course will help jumpstart your writing as you begin your own play, TV pilot, or screenplay.

    November 10 – 11, 1-5pm

    Young Playwrights Independence Foundation Learning Lab (1219 Vine Street, 2nd Floor)

    Amy E. Witting finally admits she is from New Jersey, although she now resides in Sunnyside, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and her MFA in playwriting from Hunter College. Her plays include The House on the Hill (Atlantic Theater Inaugural LAUNCH Commission, NNPN National Showcase, CATF World Premiere), Anne Page Hates Fun (ASC Upcoming World Premiere), The Midnight Ride of Sean & Lucy (Roundabout Underground Workshop featuring Elisabeth Moss & Bryce Pinkham, Semi-finalist 2017 O’Neil Playwrights Conference), Day 392 (The Kennedy Center ACTF/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop, Hunter Playwrights Week, Honorable Mention Kilroy’s List), and A Bad Night: A Documentary Play About Consent (MTC’s Creative Center, June Havoc Theatre, Upcoming NY Rep Workshop). She has received a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, NEA Grant, The Anne Freedman Grant, and winner of the 2018 Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries Prize. Her plays have been developed at Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre, The Lark Play Development Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Pipeline PlayLAB, Tofte Lake Center, Unicorn Theatre, NJ Rep, National New Play Network, and The Kennedy Center.  She is currently under commission from The Queens Council on the Arts for her upcoming project Sunnyside Impressions.  While she is not writing, Amy is busy working in the New York Public School system as a Teaching Artist where she most recently curated an original play about young immigrants called Catch Me in America.

    $150

    Tuition

    Register Here

    When you register for a PlayPenn class before September 25, 2018, 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 the spring/summer of 2019. Only plays that have not had a professional production or reading will be considered. PlayPenn will cover the cost of the reading, but the student is responsible for their own housing and transportation. If you register for a class by the deadline, additional details will be emailed to you after September 25, along with a submission form.

     

    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.

    “There is always more to learn and the faculty for the PlayPenn workshops are seasoned, intelligent, thoughtful instructors who make sure that beginners and more experienced writers get something out of the classes.”

    -Barbara B., 2018 Student

    “I enjoyed being in a room with such gifted people who were just as excited about theater and playwriting as the teacher.”

    -Patricia P., 2018 Student