Suze Allen’s playwrighting workshops are for all levels of playwrights – beginning to advanced. Whether you want to get your play out of your head and onto the page or you need support in finishing or refining your full-length play, 3GT Playwright’s Lab is for you.
Want some help writing your great play? 3GT’s 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.
My experience with the Lab has been nothing less than exceptional. The small class size promises that each writer receives, as much support and attention from the group as possible, and Suze Allen is, without a doubt, the best playwrighting teacher a person could hope for. With warmth, clarity, patience, creativity, and boundless encouragement, Suze creates a space for playwrights of all levels to create and explore their pieces-in-progress in a comfortable atmosphere (Suze’s cozy studio, and her wide selection of tea and snacks, only add to this gorgeous comfort!). Because of my experience working with Suze and my Lab group, I have re-discovered my passion for playwrighting, and am eager to continue my writing. I simply cannot fully express all I have learned from Suze, nor can I recommend the Lab highly enough to anyone!
I actually wrote something! Suze Allen’s play writers lab creates an inspirational creative space where I was able to collaborate with other writers and most importantly write. Suze doesn’t just have you show up and read – she actually teaches you and inspires you through in class writing challenges, structure sessions that focus on technique and a great final class with real actors. – Great Lab!
What’s so great about Suze’s classes is that first of all, where else in the world are you going to find a women’s playwrighting class? That alone speaks volumes. Bonus: it’s a wonderfully supportive and inspiring atmosphere as well. Suze is blissfully free of the posturing, namedropping, playing favorites, and all the usual list of teacher crimes and misdemeanors. She listens very closely, has wonderful exercises, and gives great feedback. You learn from everyone’s work, not just your own. And regardless of your level, she always has a next step for you, so you’re inspired to try to take it. And even if you’re like me and can find 1000 excuses why not to write, the class helps bring you back to face the music – and dance!