SPRING 2014 WORKSHOP “CRAFTING PLAYS” STARTS FEBRUARY 4
Want some help writing your great play? Get it from 3GT’s Director of Education and Resident Playwright, Suze Allen. Her Crafting Plays Workshop takes you from raw idea to final draft. Part lecture, play readings, and writing exercises, these three-hour classes are informative and hands- on. Work on finding strong, fully realized characters with something important at stake, fine-tuning the Unity of Opposites, and writing dynamic dialogue. A solid conflict between the Protagonist and Antagonist is at the very heart of a play. Give your characters something juicy to fight for and you’ll find their authentic voices. Learn the skills to make your plays electric and rich. Whichever road you take into the dramatic writing process, you need a good road map or you can get lost. Find your way with Crafting Plays. Especially for playwrights in the throes of writing a full length play.
8 weeks – Tuesdays 7-10pm
February 4 – April 1st $250
Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, San Francisco
For more information, contact Suze at 207.205.0636 or email@example.com
“Suze Allen is, without a doubt, the best playwrighting teacher a person could hope for.” Abigail Edber, playwright and 3GT Lab student. More praise for Suze’s teaching here.
As I write this post, I’m a very happy Artistic Director — so proud of everyone here at 3Girls Theatre. Our fourth season couldn’t be off to a better start:
- More than 100 3GT patrons showed their support for “women’s work on stage where it belongs” by joining 3Girls Theatre Club in time to fund the 2014 Salon Staged Reading Series. We love you all!
- Our kick-off Staged Reading, the musical comedy MOMENTS OF TRUTH by Patricia Milton and Caroline Altman, was received enthusiastically by the 55 3GT Club members and friends who joined us at the lovely a.Muse Gallery (thank you, Lori!) on January 13.
- We announced our 2014 Salon Staged Reading Selection Committee, distinguished Bay Area theater professionals William Bivins, Susan Jackson and Lily Janiak.
- 3GT Club members let us know how much they enjoyed the first Member E-Letter, with its fun dramaturgy and background insight on MOMENTS OF TRUTH. We’re working on the January 26 E-letter now — it’s got cool stuff about the inspiration for Suze Allen’s FLASH! plus a podcast interview with Pat Milton about that first reading.
And that’s just the news from the Reading Series. Our Resident Playwrights have so much going on! Just a couple of examples: Robin Bradford‘s new play LOW HANGING FRUIT, slated for production by Zephyr Theatre in the fall, gets its first LA staged reading (under the direction of Lee Sankowich) on February 17. And Lee Brady is overseas right now taking in the latest in London theater. Read her updates on London Town in our newest feature, 3GT Playwrights On Plays.
There’s so much happening and the whole Company is psyched to have you along for the ride with us. If you’re already a 3GT Club Member, we hope to see you at the next reading. And if you’re not a Member, it’s never too late to join!
Welcome and thank you to our long-time supporter and fellow playwright Bill Bivins! We look forward to sharing the new play development experience with all of you. There’s still time to join in time to see MOMENTS OF TRUTH this Sunday! Joining is easy as clicking this link.