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Fall Class With Anne Washburn, award-winning author of The Internationalist, and darling of the New York theater scene.

The Play You Didn't Expect To Write

Anne Washburn

November 19: 10AM - 1PM

November 20: 10AM 1PM

November 21: 7PM - 10PM

November 22: 7PM - 10PM

(4 sessions)

  • Price: $120; EARLY BIRD: $105 through November 4


    The Playwrights Foundation office

    1616 16th Street, Suite 350
    San Francisco, CA 94103

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    Our writing habits, expectations, and fears limit our work. In this class we will document and exploit the underobserved life around and inside of us -- overheard conversations, simple actions, stray thoughts, and dreams -- to create notes, characters, and scenes towards a play which will surprise you.

    Instructor Bio

    Anne Washburn's plays include A Devil At Noon, Apparition, The Communist, Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Internationalist, The Small, Mr. Burns, and a translation of Euripides' Orestes. Her work has been produced by 13P, Actors Theater of Louisville, American Repertory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, The Civilians, Dixon Place, London's Gate Theatre, The Folger, Just Theater, NYC's Soho Rep, DC'sStudio Theater, Two River Theater Company, and NYC's The Vineyard Theater. Mr. Burns will premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theater in the Spring. Awardsinclude a Guggenheim, a NYFA Fellowship, a Time Warner Fellowship, residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo, and an Artslink travel grant to Hungary; she was a finalist for the 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn award. She is a member of 13P, an associated artist with The Civilians and New Georges, and an alumna of New Dramatists. Currently commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Yale Rep.