Ohio Playwrights Circle

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

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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

OPC Double Feature – New Plays

In Readings Info on December 6, 2019 at 1:48 am


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 Next reading date is December 22, 2019, at 2 pm.

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

Submissions Workshop

In Class Info on October 20, 2019 at 2:06 am

Submissions Workshop


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.

(4 workshop meetings) Saturday November 23 – December 14, 2019
(10am – 1pm) – Burnell Roberts Room, Metropolitan Arts Center, 126 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

The cost for this workshop series is $150.00.   To register for this seminar, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAEAD2CA4F94-submissions

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

The Ohio Playwrights Circle is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation, with Classes hosted by the Human Race Theatre and Public Readings hosted by the Dayton Theatre Guild.