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Tammy Ryan

Writing and Revising 10-Minute Plays

541 700 Play Penn

with Tammy Ryan

Join award-winning playwright and teacher, Tammy Ryan, for a one day Master Class in writing and rewriting the 10 minute play. Perfect for writers of all experience levels!

Often 10 minute plays are the way that writers introduce themselves to the world, so we want to help you put your best foot forward.

In the morning Tammy will discuss what makes a great 10 minute play and then through a series of writing prompts get you started writing yours.

During an extended lunch break you can eat and write a new 10 minute play or revise an old one.

In the afternoon, you will share new pages with Tammy and receive feedback.

You will leave class prepared to finish or revise your new 10 minute play.

Public 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.

April 21, 2018 10am-6pm

Philadelphia Young Playwrights Learning Lab, 1219 Vine Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tammy Ryan won the Francecsca Primus Prize for her play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods.  Her plays have been performed around the country as well as internationally in Canada, Turkey and Japan.  She’s held residencies at the Sewanee Writers Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center, LaMama Umbria International Playwriting Residency and the New Harmony Project. She teaches playwriting at Point Park, Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon University as well as freelance workshops.  For more information go to:



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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.

“PlayPenn has the ability to cultivate artists from the angles of playwright and actor. … It is a great organization which connects artists and allowing them to hone their craft.”

-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!”