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Institute Classes

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 Classes | Classes in Session | Ongoing Services & Instruction


Early Bird Discounts Available!

Political Playwriting with Motti Lerner

Political Playwriting taught by one of the most influential political playwrights of our time. Motti Lerner joins the New Play Institute for a four-day workshop this April.

April 17, 18, 19

$225 until April 7(must be paid in full)

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Radical Rewriting and Reclamation with Liz Duffy Adams

How many plays do you have sitting in a drawer, waiting for the right moment to be brought back into the light? Now is the time and your chance to reconnect with an old flame, under the strong guidance of playwriting prowess, Liz Duffy Adams.

May 4-10

Early Bird Fee $195 until April 25!

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Going Solo with Dael Orlandermsith

Acclaimed Solo Playwright Dael Orlandersmith returns to San Francisco for a deep and daring look at the art of writing a solo show. This intense and hands on class is available by application process only. Apply before May 21 and give yourself an opportunity to share a story of your own.

June 13-22, Mornings


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One-on-one writing coaching & editing services from experienced playwright Stefanie Glick.

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Insight in Assisi: Crafting Your New Play or Solo Performance

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