Ohio Playwrights Circle

New Play Readings – 2/16/20 – Free

In Conversations in Story-telling, General Update, Readings Info on February 9, 2020 at 10:20 pm

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On February 16, 2020 at 2pm, the Ohio Playwrights Circle will present new script readings of original plays & scenes by local playwrights. If you enjoy the excitement and satisfaction of exploring new work and new writers, please join us and share your feedback with the authors and actors after the readings.

The Dayton Theatre Guild is the host for the OPC 2019 -2020 New Play Reading series, providing their theatre space for these readings at the Caryl D. Philips Theatre Scape, located at 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton Ohio 45410. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

The Ohio Playwrights Circle (OPC) exists to bring opportunities and education to Ohio playwrights. OPC is a project of the American Artworks Foundation.

A Dramatists Guild Playwriting Workshop

In Class Info, Conversations in Story-telling, General Update on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm

The Dramatists Guild of America – Ohio Region

& The Ohio Playwrights Circle


A Playwriting Workshop and Producer’s Q and A

MARCH 1, 2020

4 – 6 pm, at The Human Race Theatre Company

2nd Floor Studio (Dayton, OH)

126 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45402

Admission is FREE

4 – 4:50pm  –

Reworking for the Stage: Adaptation and Revision

This talk is all about making progress on whatever project is currently keeping you up at night. Whether you’re daunted by the task of adapting an existing work for the stage, stuck on the draft between drafts of one of your plays, or maybe both, this talk is for you. Jeremy Llorence, Otterbein University’s playwriting professor, will share personal stories of his creative approaches in adaptation, revision, and the rehearsal process, while providing some of his tools and exercises for taking that net big creative step.

5 – 5:50pm –

A Producer’s Perspective: Q and A with Cleveland Public Theatre’s, Beth Wood

How do you get your foot in the door with a new theater? What are producers looking for? In what ways are the national conversations about new work changing? What’s next? Join Beth Wood, Associate Artistic Director of Cleveland Public Theatre, as she shares her impressions and reflections on over a decade producing new work. Les Hunter, Ohio Regional Representative of the Dramatists Guild of America, will moderate this session.

Presented at The Human Race Theatre Company in conjunction with the 2 and 7pm performances of Gloria: A Life,  With Special performance discounts available for all participants on 3-1-2020.

  1. Guild Members may present their membership card for 1 free ticket.
  2. or a special 30% discount to the March 1, 2pm performance of GLORIA: A LIFE. Discount code is LIFE30
  3. For the March 1, 7pm Sunday evening performance, it’s “Sawbuck Sunday”: any available seat 2 hours prior to curtain is $10.00!!

Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, and Chicago. As a writer, he is interested in exploring topics of masculinity and place through both comedy and drama. As a teacher, he is interested helping students find the voices to tell the stories that matter most to them.

Beth Wood joined the CPT staff in 2007 and is a director, actress, administrator, designer, educator, and theatre technician. As a director of adventurous scripted work, she has been honored as a director of superior achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle in 2016, 2015, and 2013, and has directed 17 productions, including seven world premieres and eight regional premieres, during her twelve-year tenure at CPT. In addition to her directing work, Beth supports four New Play Development series that invest in outside-the mainstream work and the artistic growth of Northeast Ohio creators.


All writers and theatre-makers are welcome.  And don’t miss Gloria: A Life at The Human Race Theatre Company on the same day.


Playwrighting Level 2

In Class Info on December 20, 2019 at 2:58 am

Playwrights listening to their new work being read.

This class is a continuation of the learning in Playwrighting Level I, and is taught by Michael London.

Although we will still be looking closely at the dramatic structure of the story, we will also focus attention on other aspects of storytelling and the building of a play. There will be a lot of writing, a lot of thinking, some mutual support from other playwrights, a fair amount of laughing, some tasty food at breaks, and a general atmosphere of fun and learning. Each playwright will have a goal of completing a short one-act play that will be presented in a public reading. Playwrights will have the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by actors and prepared by directors.

You can register at this site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playwriting-level-ii-tickets-86379684963

To be sure you are registered or for Questions, Email: opcregistrar@gmail.com

To register and pay online: Click on….https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playwriting-level-ii-tickets-86379684963
When registering and paying online, there will be a processing fee added by Eventbrite.

To register and pay in class with a check, contact: opcregistrar@gmail.com ….There is no processing fee for registering with a check, in Class. Make checks Payable to the American ArtWorks Foundation

Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 : ……
Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Dayton Public Library, Main Branch; 215 East Third St., Conference Rm 1B, Dayton, OH 45402

Public Reading of New Works – February 16, 2020, at 2pm

Parking is available underground at the Library.

Prerequisite: Playwrighting – Level I