Playwriting Classes

PlayGround’s 2011-12 Playwriting Intensives

Sign up for PlayGround’s monthly two-hour playwriting master class series with leading Bay Area dramatists and(re)discover your potential as a playwright. All classes take place at A.C.T. Studios, 30 Grant Ave, San Francisco on first Mondays, 7pm-9pm, October through March. Registration is $15 for the October 3 class only; $35 for all subsequent classes ($40 at the door); $100 for six-class subscriptions (a 46% savings!).

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October 3 – The Working Playwright, Revisited: Everything You (Still) Need to Know with Aaron Loeb

November 7 –Back to the Basics with Philip Kan Gotanda

December 5 – Writing with an Eye for Staging & Physicality with Mark Jackson

January 2 – Adaptations with Anthony Clarvoe

February 6 – You Write Funny with Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

March 5 – Finding the End with Lauren Gunderson

Suggested Reading: Best of PlayGround series (2001-2011)

Founded in 1994, PlayGround is the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator. Over the past seventeen years, PlayGround has developed nearly 600 original short plays by 170 early-career Bay Area playwrights and in just the past eight years has commissioned 34 new full-length plays with 7 currently in development. PlayGround works can be seen at the monthly Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, annual Best of PlayGround Festival and PlayGround co-productions in partnership with Bay Area theatres. For more information on PlayGround programs and the upcoming 2011-12 season, visit or call (415) 992-6677.

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