Mondays, November 4 through December 9, 2019
Instructor: Allyson Currin
Prior Experience: A completed rough or partial draft of a play before the first day.
Discover the nuances of playwriting through exercises exploring dramatic structure and character. Expand beyond basic playwriting skills in a workshop setting with acclaimed local playwright Allyson Currin.
Allyson Currin, STC Teaching Artist
Play I’m Working On Now: “A comedy about life in soap operas, a new musical based on the life of vaudevillian Bert Williams, a new drama called THE WEIGHT OF WATER, and several others…”
Last Play Produced: SOONER/LATER, world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (directed by Lisa Rothe), second production here in DC at Mosaic Theater this past spring (directed by Gregg Henry)
Plays Produced by: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Welders, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Signature Theatre, Mosaic Theater of DC, WSC Avant Bard, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Strathmore Arts Center, Imagination Stage, Washington Shakespeare Company, Source Theatre Company, Church Street Theatre, TBG Studio Theatre (NYC), American Century Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, and others
What I Love About Teaching: “My career as a playwright is for me; my time in the classroom is all about OTHER people, meeting them where they are and (hopefully!) inspiring trust and creativity. It is a delight to watch a student’s “light bulb” go off and to know that I had a little something to do with that.”