Playwriting  @ Writespace, Houston [30 September]


10:00 - 16:30

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2000 Edwards Street Studio 212, Houston, Texas 77007
INSTRUCTOR: Dianne K. Webb
TIME: Saturday, September 30th, 10:00 AM — 4:30 PM, with a break for lunch
PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, September 25th: $80 Members, $95 Non-Members, After September 25th: $95 Members, $110 Non-Members. Become a member here.
LOCATION: Writespace
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 12 Writers

So you are writing a play, or you would like to. Before you proceed, first consider, what will make a theater company’s artistic director pause, linger, and decide to read the entire text? How will your work stand out amidst the many good new scripts composed every year, and how can you create a script that’s not just good, but great? Next Iteration Theater Company Director Dianne K. Webb reads countless scripts each year, and in this workshop, she will guide new and experienced playwrights in how to produce viable, exciting material for the stage. We will explore character, set, conflict, dialogue, story, timing, and the many other elements that must work together to create a dynamic play, as well as consider a few common pitfalls of writing scripts. Also, we will discover ways that writers can get their work in front of directors.

Next Iteration Theater Company highlights the work of underrepresented voices, and writers from all backgrounds, origins, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexualities, religions, and abilities are welcome in this workshop.

Texts that will be studied:

Agnes Under the Big Top by Aditi Kapil
The Mojo and the Sayso by Aishah Rahman
Time is the Mercy of Eternity by Deb Margolin
Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes
In a Word by Lauren Yee
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
In the Continuum by Danai Guriria
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