April 02, 2009

playwriting class in nyc

Voice & Vision

is pleased to offer
a six-week playwriting class with playwright

Karen Hartman

• Personal Dramatic Structure •

A vibrant, practical approach to shaping creative ideas without diminishing their fire. Using Karen's own approach to structure (developed while teaching at the Yale School of Drama), we will identify signposts and tools that give muscle and clarity to works in progress. The course emphasizes a personal approach to storytelling that resonates for the writer AND satisfies an audience. The special weekly-plus-weekend format allows each writer to develop writing throughout the month, while leaving plenty of time to present work at the end of the session.

Class feedback and generous individual attention will support artists at all levels, at any stage of a project.

Tuesdays, April 14th- May 5th from 7pm-9pm and
Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th from 11am-3pm
at ART/New York- 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets)

Tuition: $425

Register Now!

Call the Voice & Vision office at 212-268-3717 or email Abigail Katz at akatz@vandv.org

Karen Hartman has taught playwriting for years at the Yale School of Drama, Yale University, Bennington College, and other universities and New York theaters. She is the author of Gum, Leah's Train, Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize), Going Gone (N.E.A. New Play Grant); Anatomy 1968; Girl Under Grain (Best Drama in NY Fringe; ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award); Troy Women; Donna Wants, Goldie, Max, and Milk; Sea Change, a musical with AnnMarie Milazzo, and MotherBone, an opera with Graham Reynolds. Her plays have been performed in New York at the Women's Project, NAATCO, P73, the NY Fringe, and Summer Play Festival, and at regional theaters including Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Magic Theater, Dallas Theater Center, and elsewhere. She has received new play commissions from ACT in San Francisco, McCarter Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, and others. Her work is published by Theater Communications Group, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books, and NoPassport Press. An alumna of New Dramatists and Yale (B.A., M.F.A.), Karen has received playwriting support from Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, a Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit" Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship to Jerusalem, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center.

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