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    J. Julian Christopher

    Magical Realism in Theatrical Writing, with J. Julian Christopher

    640 433 Play Penn

    Let the magic commence!

    Through a series of exploratory exercises and writing assignments, writers will learn to expand their work by incorporating fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic stories. Magical Realism combines the best of all worlds, including science fiction, fable, fantasy, horror, realism, and fairytale. This workshop hopes to break break open a world of fantasy inside all artists.

    June 16, 23, and 30; 7-9 PM E.S.T.

    Online (via Zoom)

    J. Julian Christopher is a Queer, Puerto Rican and Dominican playwright. He holds an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. Playwriting awards include: New Dramatist Residency (Class of 2025), 2019/2020 Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow at The Lark, 2017 & 2018 Pipeline Theatre Company PlayLab, 2018 LaGuardia Community College’s LGBTQ History Project Grant, 2015 Queens Arts Council Grant, 2009 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, and 2014 Best New Work Motif Award. Productions include: Man Boobs (Pride Films & Plays, 2011), Nico was a Fashion Model (Counter-Productions Theatre Company, 2013), Animals Commit Suicide (First Floor Theater, 2015), Locusts Have No King (INTAR, 2016), and Bundle of Sticks (INTAR, 2020). He wrote the book for LatinXoxo at Joe’s Pub in 2019. Other plays include, Alligator Mouth, anOTHER, ¡OSO FABULOSO! & The Bear Backs, Julio Down by the Schoolyard, and Bruise & Thorn (2018 PlayPenn Conference). He is a co-producer and co-writer of the hit web series, Bulk and an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Queensborough Community College.

    $115

    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 June 25, 2020, you will be entered into a lottery to receive a session with one of PlayPenn’s hand-picked dramaturgs through Rent-a-Dramaturg (Package A). If you register for a class by the deadline, additional details will be emailed to you.

    “This class was the most satisfying I’ve taken as an adult.”

    -Lauren L., 2019 Participant

    I walked away with an arsenal of guidelines for what makes a high-concept play, but also with half a notebook full of fantastic off-the-cuff breakthroughs and exercises.

    -Danielle B., 2019 Participant