Ten Minute Playwriting Workshop
Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The ten minute play has become an increasingly popular and widely produced theatrical form. It is an excellent way for beginning playwrights to learn the craft and for writers in any form to sharpen their skills in dialogue and dramatic structure. The compression of the short play challenges the writer to create vivid characters in tight, engaging stories.
In this workshop, after studying several examples of the form, you will learn to outline and structure your own ten minute play. After writing the play at home, you will have it read aloud in class and benefit from constructive group critique. One or more plays developed in the workshop will be presented as part of a ten minute play festival in November. Class is limited to 12 participants. All levels of experience are welcome. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Lynne Kaufman & Dyke Garrison.
NOTE: Space is limited, so registration is required. Please register only if you can attend all four sessions.
Playwriting Workshop/Writing Group
Tuesdays, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm COMPLETE
The Library’s Dialogue Writing Workshop was such a hit that it is being expanded into a writers group. The group will continue to explore the make-up of good dialogue, and topics such as character and plot. The sessions will also provide attendees with the opportunity to share their work and get feedback.
NOTE: Space is limited, so registration is required. Please register only if you can attend all four sessions: May 6th, May 20th, June 3rd, and June 17th.
Mercilee Jenkins is an award winning playwright, fiction writer and performance artist. Her one act play, Winning, was selected in the Redwood Writers Play Contest and will be produced at their Annual Play Festival May 15-18, 22-25 at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. Her short story, “The Day Mel Tormé Died” will be published in a forthcoming anthology on sisterhood. Her play, Spirit of Detroit, was produced in Detroit at The Wright Museum of African American History for Black History Month in February. She is a Professor Emerita of Communication and Performance Studies at San Francisco State.