Playwrights Foundation is proud to offer playwriting classes taught by professional working playwrights, who also love to teach. All classes, unless otherwise noted, take place at the Playwrights Foundation Studio located at 1616 16th Street Ste. 350 on Potrero Hill in SF. See current and upcoming classes below and read bios of our instructors.
UPCOMING CLASSESEarly Bird Discounts Available!
Television for the Experimental Playwright
with Jason Grote
Television writer for "Mad Men," "Smash," and "Hannibal"
Write you very own pilot in this 4-day workshop with Mad Men writer Jason Grote. Take away writing exercises, the writing room experience and other tools that will lead to silver screen success!
$240 until March 7(must be paid in full)Register Here now!
with Thomas Bradshaw
Work with the Bad Boy darling of New York as you explore and cultivate characters in this weekend workshop. Make the stage a spectator sport while exposing the id. Hone in on character in this course exploring the cultivation of intriguing and unexpected individuals who pull the spectator into their world. We'll examine the creation and development of compelling characters through the mediums of stage, television, and motion pictures.
$130 until March 21(must be paid in full)Register Here now!
with Motti Lerner
Political Playwriting taught by one of the most influential political playwrights of our time. Mottie Lerner joins the New Play Institute for a four-day workshop this April.
April 15, 16, 17
$255 until March 21 (must be paid in full)Register Here now!
CLASSES IN SESSION
February 5 to April 2
$285 until January 24 (must be paid in full)
Discover the feeling, will and objective of your character and use the answers to move your play forward. This 8-week class is for writers at any point in their play in search of inspiration.
ONGOING SERVICES & INSTRUCTION
One-on-one writing coaching & editing services from experienced playwright Stefanie Glick.