FIRST DRAFT with Charlotte Miller
Wednesdays at 7PM
January 9th- February 13th
A six-week writing workshop led by playwright Charlotte Miller, classes will focus on exercises to encourage each playwright to take ownership of their story-telling, aiming to finish a first draft by workshop’s end. While the immediate, driving goal will be to finish the draft, the overarching one will be to develop a personal process and discipline that will be useful beyond the workshop.
Charlotte Miller is a recent NY transplant, her plays include THIEVES (Rising Phoenix Rep/Rattlestick/Weathervane), BARN (Rising Phoenix Rep), UGLY LITTLE SISTER (NYU), WORST YEAR EVER (NY Fringe Fest). Her plays have been workshopped with Rattlestick, Labyrinth, IAMA, PLAYPENN, People’s Light, and Hudson Stages among others. She has previously participated in Echo’s “Nevertheless She Persisted” one-act festival and is currently mentoring one of their young playwrights and is a member of their playwright’s lab. Proud member of Rising Phoenix Rep.
YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO WRITE with Boni B. Alvarez
Sundays at 11am
January 13th-February 17th
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..
BONI B. ALVAREZ – His plays include DRIVEN, FIXED, NICKY, BLOODLETTING, DALLAS NON-STOP, DUSTY DE LOS SANTOS, and RUBY, TRAGICALLY ROTUND. His plays have been produced/developed at Playwrights’ Arena, Echo Theater Company, Coeurage Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, Chalk Rep, Skylight Theatre Company, Moving Arts, Artists At Play, The Vagrancy, Los Angeles Theatre Center, EST/LA, The Blank, Second Generation (2g, NYC), InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia), and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has been a Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and Clubbed Thumb’s Biennial Commission. He is a resident playwright with New Dramatists. Recent acting credits include Fixed at Echo Theater Company, Untitled Communion with Critical Mass Performance Group at REDCAT, and Bloodletting with Playwrights’ Arena. He has performed with American Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Golden Thread, Ma-Yi Theater Company, National Asian American Theatre Company, The Milagro Theater, La Mama, and PS 122. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA (Acting) from A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard University, and an MFA (Dramatic Writing) from USC.