The Artist’s Way, with Lisa Berger

640 433 Play Penn

A 12-week creative recovery. This program offers exercises in gaining self-confidence and harnessing your creative talents and skills.

The Artist’s Way written by Julia Cameron supports people in their creative recovery. It teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in gaining self-confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills. Participants will read one chapter a week, prior to convening as a group. As a group, you will then come together to discuss the chapter and activities of the week. Lisa Berger will facilitate the group. This is meant to be a safe and brave space. Each participant will make their own goals and have their own journey in reclaiming ownership of their artist practice.

Mondays, June 6th – August 22nd, 8-10pm EST

Online (via Zoom)

A PDF of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron will be distributed before the class, but feel free to purchase a copy of The Artist’s Way as well. Please read the first chapter before class.

Lisa Berger is a director, Meisner teacher and professor of Theatre. Her San Diego directing credits include How High the Moon and The Car Plays: Incident Row (Wow Festival); The Car Plays: We Wait (LaJolla Playhouse, Moving Arts) , Red Truck, Blue Truck, When It Comes and Skelton Crew (readings;The Old Globe), Parlour Song (Backyard Renaissance) A Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre) Looking for Normal, The Long Christmas Ride Home and The Moors, (Diversionary Theatre) She received her MFA from the University of Montana and is also a graduate of The William Esper Studio in New York City. She currently teaches at Mira Costa College and the University of San Diego. She is co-artistic director of Meisner/Chekhov Integrated Training Studio.



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“Writing can be a lonely road. I’m thankful that Philadelphia offers the supportive, talented PlayPenn community.”

-Joe G., 2020 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