10 Week Playwriting Workshop with MacArthur Fellow HAN ONG

February 17 – April 21, 2013
10 weekly sessions beginning February 17 2013 Every Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in Upper West Side Location maximum of 6 students $550 for entire session For beginning and experienced writers alike: there are no maxims, no “musts” in this workshop. Students will write scenes using prompts and exercises given by instructor; they will work towards completing a full length play, focusing on desire, aliveness, and time and forward movement in a character’s body. Exercises are geared towards freeing the writer from the self-inhibiting voice that sabotages the writing process; and towards maximum talkability and visualization that helps differentiate playwriting from other forms of writing, such as poetry or prose. HAN ONG is the youngest playwright to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, his plays have been produced at the Public Theater and the Almeida Theater in London, among other places. His play “Middle Finger” is published in American Theater magazine and his play “Swoony Planet” is published in the TCG volume “Version 3.0: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian-American Plays”. He has taught at Columbia University, Long Island University, the New School, and was the playwriting instructor for 5 years at the 92nd Street Y. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Ong


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