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.
TALE FOR ONE
Going Solo with Dael Orlandersmith
July 23 - July 29, 2013 Five Short Sessions with a Story Telling Master
Priced at $395*
Open doors to a new place in your art through prompts based in the Jungian and Greco/Roman mythologies. Develop understandable and universal characters for any fictional, autobiographical, hearsay or heresy, news or newsworthy that's burning to be told!
THEATRICAL ADAPTATION: A PRIMER
Adaptation for the Stage with Aaron Posner
July 24 - 28 & July 26 - 29, 2013 Playwright, Director, and Adaptor Returns to NPI
This class will look at the core issues of theatrical adaptation: What makes an adaptation "work"? How do you find your own unique "way in" to the work you want to adapt? What makes a story or piece of material ripe or worthy of stage adaptation? This practical workshop will explore these and other pertinent questions.
CLASSES IN SESSION
GENERATING BOLD CONTENT
Exploring the Dark Side with Prince Gomolvilas
Sat AM, May 18 – June 8 4 Week Class with Esteemed Playwright & USC Professor
Priced at $225
Thinking about exploring some dark terrain with your work? Then you need to spend 4 short Saturday mornings with Prince Gomolvilas, award winning playwright and USC playwriting faculty member, who is visiting the Bay Area from LA. In the safe confines of the class, you will discuss how to thoughtfully and fearlessly navigate taboo topics and unsettling subject matter, while generating monologues, scenes, and outlines for new plays.
ONGOING SERVICES & INSTRUCTION
One-on-one writing coaching & editing services from experienced playwright Stefanie Glick.