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David Henry Hwang Writer's Institute
Introduction to Playwriting
with Lisa Sanaye Dring
In this workshop we will learn about playwriting through practice and discussion. We'll go over basic components of beginning/middle/end, action, dialogue, character, and formatting, as well as structure and style. We'll read some fabulous plays. Each writer will leave class with a polished 10-minute piece as well as the beginning of a full-length play.
Scholarships are limited and based on availability. For more information, please email email@example.com
Lisa was honored as a recipient of the 2020/21 PLAY LA Stage Raw/Humanitas Prize. The Wicked One was a finalist for the Relentless Award, a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, a play she co-wrote with Chelsea Sutton, was nominated for 8 Ovation Awards including Best Production (winner of 5). Lisa's work has been developed/produced by The New Group, Actors Theatre of Louisville, East West Players, Circle X, SCF @ Son of Semele, Playwrights’ Arena, Rogue Artists Ensemble, The Motor Company and Theatre of NOTE. Lisa is co-writing the next chapter of Kaidan Project as an augmented reality project, an EWP/Rogue Artists collaboration coming in October. She is a MacDowell Fellow, a member of EWP’s Writers Group and will go to Yaddo in 2021. Lisa co-founded and co-directs Rogue Artists’ Rogue Lab, an incubator for hyper-theatrical new work. She serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Circle X Theatre Co.
She has made theatre for nursing homes, gardens, bars, cars, virtual reality universes, earbuds, fields, warehouses and performance venues.