Aug 10, 2022  
Juilliard Extension Division Spring 2022 
Juilliard Extension Division Spring 2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EVDIV 067 - Writing for Performance: A Playwriting Workshop

Amy Evans
If you are at ease calling yourself a writer but choke on the word “playwright,” then this workshop is for you. Designed for adventurous wordsmiths from all backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience, Writing for Performance equips participants with tips and techniques that they can use as they develop story for the stage. We will take inspiration from a selection of contemporary playwrights, practitioners, and performance artists such as Young Jean Lee, Okwui Okpokwasili, Winsome Pinnock, Hassan Abdulrazzak, Lisa Goldman, Amit Gupta, and debbie tucker green, and we will experiment with exercises to unlock you when you’re blocked and help you generate rich and challenging new material. Participants will leave the workshop with a portfolio of short works, a toolbox packed with inspiring prompts, and their own set of “rules” to guide them further on their journey into performance writing. Placement application required.

10 weeks

Mondays 6–7:30pm ET

February 7–April 18

In Person or Online*

*You may not switch between online and in-person once you have registered. Access to the Irene Diamond Building for in-person classes, library, or practice room access is contingent on completing the Building Access Questionnaire. You only need to complete it once for this academic year.

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  • Students who have not completed this form will not be granted access to the Diamond Building for classes.
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  • You are considered fully vaccinated at least two weeks after your second dose of a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson.

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