PLAYWRITING 101 FOR NON-PLAYWRIGHTS with Yvette Heyliger
Friday January 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Actors' Center Office
1810 16th St NW, 2nd floor
in the church on the corner of 16th & S St NW
Class size is limited to 12 participants
***This is the same workshop Yvette taught a few months ago***
WHAT IS IT:
Everyone has a story to tell and a right to be heard—even actors! Tired of using your gifts and talents to bring someone else’s story to life? Have you got stories you’d like to bring to the stage?
HOW WILL IT WORK:
The exercises in this workshop introduce participants to some of the basics of playwriting.
WHAT LEVEL ACTOR IS THIS FOR:
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:
Each participant will walk away with a piece of dramatic writing written in standard play format, guided by exercises specifically designed to help novice writers tell a story for the stage using character, dialogue, monologue, conflict and theme.
Participants are asked to bring notebook paper and a pencil to this workshop.
What AC members said the last time Yvette taught this course:
“I would take the class again; Yvette was amazing!”
“Her workshop was stellar. It was fun and I learned a lot.”
“Excellent in every way!!! It was probably the best workshop I've attended with the Actors’ Center.”
YVETTE HEYLIGER - Producing artist/playwright/activist and founding alumna of Duke Ellington School of the Arts; AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre’s August Wilson Playwright Award; Best Playwright nomination, NAACP’s Annual Theatre Awards; author What a Piece of Work is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women; contributor Later Chapters: The Best Scenes and Monologues for Actors over Fifty, The Monologue Project, 24 Gun Control Plays, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2003 and The Best Stage Scenes 2003; blog, The Playwright and the Patron; recently performed one-woman show, Bridge to Baraka, in United Solo Theatre Festival; Twinbiz™ partner and co-recipient National Black Theatre Festival Emerging Producer Award; Memberships: Dramatist Guild, AEA, SDC, and AFTRA-SAG and League of Professional Theatre Women. AND, she is the niece of Ricardo Evans :)