Page By Page
Tired of writing alone? Tired of getting stuck and not finishing a play? Or finishing a play and not knowing what to do with it? Are you paralyzed by the blank page? Do you want to learn about professional playwriting standards and be more engaged with the field of American theater? Do you want to find a community of playwrights to share your challenges, triumphs and questions with?
Join us and we'll help you get your work from the page to the stage.
How can I help? Because I did it all wrong. I didn't get a degree in playwriting. I didn't have the right connections or jobs. And I still ended up a nationally known, produced, and award-winning playwright.
For the 5% of playwrights who meet that magical mentor and write that mind-blowing script right out of a gate, a script which propels them to major commissions, great reviews, and literary stardom, that's awesome. But the reality is that 95% of successful playwrights work their way up, step by step, day by day, learning by trial and error. Let me help you skip some of the trials, fix some of the errors, and strengthen your art so that you can take your playwriting to the next level... and then on to wherever you want it to go.
I teach around the country, and currently teach undergraduate playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania and MFA Playwriting at Temple University. I was the Director of Education at PlayPenn, and also spent 8 years working in literary and artistic offices, so I know how theaters think about selecting shows for production.
Special thanks to Amy Merrill, Anne-Charlotte Harvey, Brian Grace-Duff, Dennis Blackmon, Howard & Carolyn Pardue, Hunter McConnell, Jessie Salsbury, Julie Zaffarano, Kathleen Van Cleve, Larry Harold, Nikki Brake-Silla, Russ Walsh, Scott Glander.
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