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East West Players

(Re)Write that Play!

with Alice Tuan


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Please note that there are requirements for this class. Please fully read the description below before registering.


Do you have an early draft play you don't know what to do with? This class is designed to help playwrights listen to what they've already created and find a vision for moving forward. This class will explode your play open, discover its mechanics, reveal its strengths and progress the play into its next incarnation. Before the class starts, each writer will send their current draft and a statement, including some background about the play, and three aspirations for its rewrite. Through group discussion, reading and re-writing, this class will help you find the play your first draft wants to be.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced


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. 

  • Oct 3 - Nov 21st, 2020
    Sat for 8 weeks from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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