by Shelley Graham, dramaturgy supervisor
Each fall semester we offer a course called “Writers Dramaturgs Actors Workshop.” Throughout the semester, students in the class will workshop, develop, and offer feedback on select plays by fellow student writers. The plays are carefully selected for this opportunity from among numerous student entries so that each week in class we get to improve our skills as dramaturgs while we help playwrights improve their skills as writers. At the end of the semester, we get to work on our acting skills, when we offer public concert readings of the plays we’ve been working on all semester. New eyes and ears on these drafts are immensely valuable, and so we invite the public to these readings. An invaluable aspect of the concert reading is the brief discussion that immediately follows when we have those in the audience (who haven’t been working on these scripts all semester long) share their first impressions and questions about the new plays.
We invite everyone to join us for these readings performed on Zoom this year – we would love to share our work with you and hear your feedback! You are welcome to join any and all of these performances! Click here to join.
All in the Family by Alison Rino
Monday, Nov 30 at 5 pm
Benthos by Avery DeGering and
Willoughby’s Regret by Susanna Bezooyen
Wednesday, Dec 2 at 5 pm
The Grail Maiden by Ty Hawton
Friday, Dec 4 at 5 pm