December 02, 2008


Brooke Berman and Anne Garcia Romero are teaching a playwriting workshop in LA starting January 13 and running through February 7. We will meet on Tuesday nights, for writing exercises, and Saturday afternoons for longer, more focussed feedback sessions.

This is a great way to start your creative new year. Bring new work! Start new work! Renew the practice! You can expect the usual mix of luxurious writing exercises geared towards shaking up the unconscious, dipping into dream logic, and letting the writing itself be your guide. You can also expect longer feedback sessions each Saturday and a "Structure Lab" in which we will look at the structural element of the plays we love and find out what holds each world together.

Tuesday evenings are devoted to in-class writing exercises - the spine of the class - opening each writer's voice and connection to source material, accessing the deeper mind and imagination to create rich play material. On Saturday afternoons, writers will share pages with one another and receive feedback and support. This workshop is perfect for writers at all levels.

The workshop will be limited to 12 writers.

WHEN: TUESDAYS 7-9PM, Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3;
and SATURDAYS 12-3PM, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7

WHERE: The Fountain Theater, 5060 Fountain Avenue, LA, CA 90069,

COST: $450

QUESTIONS: Please contact Anne at 310-245-6452 or Or Brooke at 917-586-6744. or

TO RESERVE A SPACE: we ask for a deposit of half of the tuition in advance.


Brooke Berman's plays have been produced at Primary Stages, the Humana Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, The Second Stage in NYC, The Play Company, Naked Angels, WET and The Ohio Theater; developed at Arielle Tepper's SPF, The National Theatre in London, The Royal Court Theatre in London, Williamstown Theater Festival, Soho Rep, ASK,
Cleveland Playhouse, Clubbed Thumb, New Dramatists and numerous other places. She has been teaching creative process for 10 years and has taught playwriting at Eugene Lang College, University of Rochester, Primary Stages Theater School, New Dramatists in NYC as well as
through guest artist programs in the NYC public school system. Brooke is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Her plays will be published by Broadway Play Publishing in
2009 and by Playscripts.

Anne GarcĂ­a-Romero's plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Arielle Tepper Productions' Summer Play Festival, The Mark Taper Forum, and South Coast Repertory. She's taught at Cal Arts, UC Santa Barbara, UC
Riverside, Wesleyan University and Macalester College. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and is a an alumna of New Dramatists. Her plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing and NoPassport Press.

Both Brooke and Anne are resident playwrights at New Dramatists, a national organization that supports the work of playwrights. Both Brooke and Anne have studied with Maria Irene Fornes.

1 comment:

  1. For lack of a better place to put this...

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