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East West Players

New Year, New Play

with Alice Tuan



It's a new year, a clean slate, the fresh air of possibility. What a good time to explore new characters, new ideas, new thoughts.  Come to this workshop and try your new pages, write out the idea that's been knocking on your mind and see what new paths, new scenes unfold.  Each week we'll warm up with writing exercises and then workshop new scenes with feedback and guidance to move forward.  Or maybe you have new eyes to look at an early draft--come on in and give it a rewrite.  Take this chance to build your writing practice and meet other writers--there is nothing to lose, only to gain. All levels welcome.

Level: All levels


Alice Tuan is a nationally-acclaimed, internationally-produced playwright, teacher and performer.  Her play Last of the Suns (Berkeley Rep, Ma-Yi Theater) had a bilingual Chinese-English version commissioned and performed by the Chinese International School in Hong Kong, where she was Artist-in-Residence March 2019. Almasi Collaborative Arts also staged a reading of this play with an African cast in Zimbabwe July 2019. Tuan is best known for Ajax (por nobody) (Flea Theater, Salvage Vangard, Melbourne Fringe).  It was staged at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival and written about in ‘The Shelf Life of Shock’ (The Drama Review). Ajax (por nobody), along with four other plays, are archived in the Billy Rose Collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Cocks Crow (Americans trying to do business in Shanghai) was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference August 2018 and had a reading through East West Players’ CounterCulture series in 2019. Other works have been produced at Humana, Foundry, East West, Taper Too, Edinburgh Fringe. Before she was a playwright, Tuan taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Guangzhou and Los Angeles. 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $68.75, paid weekly.
  • Mar 20 - May 8th, 2021
    Sat for 8 weeks from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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