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THE ECHO PLAYWRIGHT’S STUDIO

a training center for playwrights, directors, and actors creating new work in Los Angeles from the company crowned “the best bet for ballsy original plays” by the LA Weekly.

YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO WRITE with Boni B. Alvarez
Mondays 11am-2pm
October 30 – December 4
The Echo Theater at the Atwater Village Theater – 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles

A 6-week playwriting workshop led by Boni B. Alvarez. Sessions incorporate writing exercises to unearth the stories, characters, and drama that already exist in a playwright’s life. Participants will mine their lives and ‘what they already know’ in the writing of new pages, with the goal of completing the first draft of a new play by workshop’s end.

B. ALVAREZ is a Los Angeles-based playwright-actor. His plays include BLOODLETTING, DALLAS NON-STOP, RUBY, TRAGICALLY ROTUND, DUSTY DE LOS SANTOS, DOLLS OF AMERICA, MARABELLA, and THE SPECIAL EDUCATION OF MISS LORNA CAMBONGA. His plays have been produced/developed at Playwrights’ Arena, Center Theatre Group, Chalk Rep, Skylight Theatre Co, The Vagrancy, Second Generation (2g, NYC), InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia), and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has been a Semi-Finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and Clubbed Thumb’s Biennial Commission. Alum of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Skylight Theatre’s Play Lab, CTG Writers’ Workshop, Moving Arts’ MADlab, and Humanitas/CTG Play LA Workshop. BA – Sarah Lawrence College, MFA – American Repertory Theatre/MXAT Institute at Harvard University, MFA – USC. Upcoming: NICKY (Chekhov’s Ivanov) with Coeurage Theatre Company & FIXED (Calderon’s The Physician of His Own Honor) with Echo Theater Company.

REGISTER HERE

Registration for each class is $300.

There are no refunds or exchanges. We ask that students attend all classes and bring appropriate materials to each class- laptop computers, pens and paper, and copies of new pages if no computer is available.

For questions, please contact us at info@echotheatercompany.com