Ohio Playwrights Circle

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In Uncategorized on September 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm


You can now follow Ohio Playwrights Circle on Twitter at:

OhioPlaywrightsCircle (@OHPlaywrightsC)

Follow us for updates on classes and public readings of new works!

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


Fall Playwrighting Class

In Class Info, General Update on August 29, 2018 at 12:34 am

After changes from our previous schedule, due to unforeseen circumstances,  here is the new Playwrighting Class schedule for 2018.  Additional activities will be scheduled for 2019 and announced here on our page.

Playwrighting – All Levels –
( 7 Classes & 1 Public Reading.) Saturday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, & 2, 2018
(10am – 2pm)
Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center
116 N. Jefferson 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


If you want to be a reader for our classes contact: Susan Robert, our Reader Coordinator, at: opcreaders@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 Changing Schedules for 2018

In Class Info, General Update on July 28, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret that the dates listed for classes in 2018 are being rescheduled. Our commitment to providing comprehensive instruction and feedback is unwavering, but life sometimes has challenges that are simply unanticipated. Please check this Page over the next few weeks to find the updated schedule for the 2018-19 season.

Scene 1

(Two Playwrights meet in a local coffee shop.)


Hey.  Did you hear that Oho Playwrights has changed the schedule for the rest of the year?


(Tapping away on a laptop.)  Yep.


What happened?


Not sure.  Something about someone getting hit by a bus or something.


Oh my God!  Seriously??


I don’t know.  (Tapping away.)  Stuff happens.


Wow.  What should I do?


Keep writing.  I’m sure they’ll announce the schedule soon.


Yeah,  I guess you’re right.


Of course I’m right.  I’m always right.  (Tapping on the keys.)  How’s your husband?


Oh my God!  My Husband!!  (Running out of the coffee shop.)


Writers!  Go figure.

End of Scene