Online Playwright Workshops

Meet with other playwrights once a month to share script ideas, hear them read, and participate in feedback and critique moderated by dramaturg, playwright, and director Suze Allen.

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 Zoom workshops for professional playwrights and  new playwrights.

Just Beginner Workshop, or Are You Ready for a Pro Lab?

Beginner Play Writing Workshop

1st Tuesday of the Month 6-8pm PST

Experience the joy and immediacy of writing for the theatre in this monthly 90 minute online playwright workshop.   Suze Allen starts each session with suggestions for a fun, accessible approach to composing works for the stage – monologues, dialogue, scenes, premise and structure. Guaranteed to get you writing!

Share your pages and hear them read out loud, and get feedback from Suze and your classmates. Bring in a new idea every month, or come back with revisions and perfect your short work, ready to send it out!

90 minutes ongoing Wednesdays 5 – 6:30

 

Professional Playwrights Intensive Lab

1st Saturday of the Month 10-1pm PST

This monthly 3-hour intensive online playwrights lab for intermediate to advanced playwrights concentrates on crafting a play or solo piece and helps you to:  

  • Find the heart of your play and solidify your premise.
  • Write sharper and energized dialogue.
  • Weave the psychological, emotional, and physical action of your piece into the fabric of your central character’s journey.

Get consistent scene readings and professional feedback. 

3 Hours ongoing Saturdays 11 – 1

Guided Group Feedback & Personal Attention

Suze Allen

INSTRUCTOR/DRAMATURG

Suze Allen is an accomplished theatre professional with over 35 years of experience. She is a published author, produced playwright, teacher, dramaturg, and director with credits on both coasts. Suze is the founder of Manuscript Mentor, and works as a writing coach, ghost writer, and editor and LiveWriteNow, which offers life coaching through a writing modality.

Suze is co-founder of 3Girls Theatre, where she started GirlWrights, which gives a voice to young women and taught the 3GT Theatre Lab Workshops. Suze was playwright in residence at Balboa High School in San Francisco for 3 years. Her plays have been on stage at Dramatists Guild’s SF Footlights, Tides Theatre, Brava Theatre, The Marsh, Intersection for the Arts, Noh Space, The Phoenix, OutNorth Contemporary Art House in Anchorage, Alaska and The SF and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. For the last 7 years, Suze served as the Bay Area Representative for Dramatists Guild. She has been teaching all levels of playwriting for 25 years.

For more details call 207-205-0636

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