Ohio Playwrights Circle

New Play Reading: The Day after Epiphany

In Readings Info on June 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Playwright Karen Righter

On June 12th at 7:00pm, Ohio Playwrights Circle, in association with The Human Race Theatre Company, will present a new script reading of The Day after Epiphany by Dayton playwright Karen Righter. The play takes place on January 6, 754 AD, as Pope Stephen II crosses the Alps to convince King Pepin to take up arms to save Rome. Unbeknownst to Pope Stephen, Pepin has his own problems with a marriage on the rocks and a rebellious daughter in this fictional telling of an actual historic encounter.

The Human Race Theatre highlights its commitment to the development of new theatre with new play readings. This free reading will take place at The Loft Theatre located at 126 N. Main Street in downtown Dayton. The reading is open to the public and audiences are invited to stay afterward for a post-performance discussion with the playwright.

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

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A New Season of Play Readings

In Readings Info on October 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

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The Ohio Playwrights Circle, in association with the Dayton Theatre Guild, is pleased to offer a season of new play readings at the Caryl D. Philips Theatre Scape in Dayton. You are invited to come and experience these new readings by local playwrights and screenwriters, including scenes, short plays, full plays and screenplays.

The dates and times for the upcoming readings are:

October 24, 2015 at 7pm
– Six short readings from new playwrights
December 12, 2015 at 7pm
– New script reading
February 6, 2016 at 7pm
– New script reading

The Dayton Theatre Guild is generously providing their theatre space for these new readings at the Caryl D. Philips Theatre Scape, located at 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton Ohio 45410. Audience members will be asked to participate in brief feedback sessions for the writers. 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.

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2015- 2016 Classes at HRTC

In Class Info on July 31, 2015 at 9:32 pm

We have completed the schedule for the 2015-2016 Playwrighting classes.  Class size will continue to be limited.

Playwrighting – Level I
Saturday Afternoons from 1Pm – 4pm
Fall: September 5, 12,19,26;  October 3,10,17  (Class Full -CLOSED)
Instructor: Michael M. London

 This class is designed to take the mystery out of playwrighting and provide an introduction to new playwrights. 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. The process involves a lot of scene writing, a lot of thinking, a lot of laughing and a lot of learning. Each playwright will have an opportunity to create a 10-minute play that will be presented in a public reading. The class is designed for novices and experienced playwrights, actors and directors alike. No playwrights are expected to begin the class with already completed work.

Playwrighting – Level II
Saturday Afternoons from 1Pm – 4pm
Winter: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20 (Class Full -CLOSED)

Spring: March 19, 26,; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Instructor: Michael M. London

This class is a continuation of the learning in Level I. 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. Prerequisite: Playwrighting – Level I.

Classes will be held at:

Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center
116 N. Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

 

For more information, please contact Marilyn Klaben, Education Director at
(937) 461-3823 x3132.

http://humanracetheatre.org/adultclasses.php