Ohio Playwrights Circle

Playwrighting Class

In Class Info on May 15, 2018 at 6:26 pm
Playwrighting – All Levels –
( 6 Classes & 1 Public Reading.) Saturday, June 9 – July 14, 2018
(10am – 2pm) –  Human Race Studio
126 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402


This class is designed to take the mystery out of playwrighting. The method of building a play is explored through a variety of exercises. Our focus will be on understanding the tools in basic dramatic structure and 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 work 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. The class is designed for novices and experienced playwrights, actors and directors alike. No playwrights are expected to begin the class with work already completed.
Participants:  Min: 3 – Max: 8


If you have any questions, please contact Jahzerah Brooks, our Project Administrator, at: opcregistrar@gmail.com

 

These activities are based on a belief that playwrights need a place to practice & explore, to study & share, and to be given encouragement and a deadline.  We hope you can join us.


All Activities are Hosted by the Human Race Theatre Company,  Presented by the Ohio Playwrights Circle and Sponsored by the American ArtWorks Foundation.

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OPC Submission and Production Workshop Series

In Class Info on March 26, 2018 at 1:49 am

As writers we are not always great at focusing on the business of writing.  In fact, we often stink at it.  We often avoid anything but the writing.  As a playwright, our works are not produced if we don’t get them out there for others to read, hear, and evaluate.

This workshop series is about getting your work produced. Playwrights should come to the workshop with one or more completed play.  We will explore treatments, a pitch, format, what not to do, where and when to submit, creating submissions lists and generally getting organized in order to do what many of us just don’t get around to doing well enough.  It doesn’t stop with the writing.

(6 workshop meetings) Saturday April 14 – May 19, 2018
(10am – 1pm) – Burnell Roberts Room, Metropolitan Arts Center
126 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

If you have any questions, please contact Jahzerah Brooks, our Project Administrator, at: opcregistrar@gmail.com

 

These activities are based on a belief that playwrights need a place to practice & explore, to study & share, and to be given encouragement and a deadline.  We hope you can join us.


All Activities are Hosted by the Human Race Theatre Company,  Presented by the Ohio Playwrights Circle and Sponsored by the American ArtWorks Foundation.

OPC 2018 Schedule

In Class Info on March 9, 2018 at 12:40 am
OPC finally has the workshop schedule ready for the public.  After a few glitches in the planning, we are happy to be able to share these learning experiences with the writers in our region.


Submission and Production Workshop Series 

(6 workshop meetings) Saturday April 14 – May 19, 2018
(10am – 1pm) – Burnell Roberts Room, Metropolitan Arts Center
126 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402


This workshop series is about getting your work produced. Playwrights should come to the workshop with one or more completed play.  We will explore treatments, a pitch, format, what not to do, where and when to submit, creating submissions lists and generally getting organized in order to do what many of us just don’t get around to doing well enough.  It doesn’t stop with the writing.

Participants:  No Maximum Number


Playwrighting – All Levels –
( 7 Classes & 1 Public Reading.) Saturday, June 9 – July 28, 2018
(10am – 2pm) –  Human Race Studio
126 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402


This class is designed to take the mystery out of playwrighting. The method of building a play is explored through a variety of exercises. Our focus will be on understanding the tools in basic dramatic structure and 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 work 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. The class is designed for novices and experienced playwrights, actors and directors alike. No playwrights are expected to begin the class with work already completed.
Participants:  Min: 3 – Max: 8


The Collaboration Workshop Series
(8 workshop meetings)  August 4 – September 22, 2018
(10am – 2pm) — Location to be announced.


This series of workshops is all about collaboration.  If you have ever wondered what it might be like to collaborate on writing a play, this is your opportunity.  There isn’t just one way and we’ll explore the variety of ways that you can collaborate with another writer.  Writers will be writing alone, but working with other writers.   The structure of this workshop will be similar to a television writers room.  And in the end, we expect to have a play.  This is for writers who want to explore another way of writing and each should come to this experience with the basic training of playwrighting.
Participants:  Min: 4 – Max: 8


Making a Play Workshop Series
(10 workshop meetings)  October 6, – December 8, 2018
(10am – 2pm) —  Location to be announced.


This workshop is for playwrights who have completed a first draft of a play and want to workshop that play through for a public reading.  This series is focused on feedback and working a script to be ready for submission and production.  This series is open to writers who have completed both Level 1 and 2 classes and others who have completed study in playwrighting.
Participants:  Min: 3 – Max: 6


A few important points:
If you want to register for any activity, please know that the participation is limited and each activity might reach the limit quickly.  Locations for the activities planned are central in Dayton, but may change a bit with each activity.


If you have any questions, please contact Jahzerah Brooks, our Project Administrator, at: opcregistrar@gmail.com


These activities are based on a belief that playwrights need a place to practice & explore, to study & share, and to be given encouragement and a deadline.  We hope you can join us.


All Activities are Hosted by the Human Race Theatre Company,  Presented by the Ohio Playwrights Circle and Sponsored by the American ArtWorks Foundation.