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Playwrights' Center of SF Summer Master Class series 2014
42nd Street Moon MoonSpace
San Francisco, CA
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Playwrights' Center of SF Summer Master Class series 2014
Playwrights Center of SF Summer Master Class series
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco is offering three different 3-hour playwriting workshops taught by local and celebrated Bay Area Playwrights, Lauren Gunderson, Patricia Milton, and Anthony Clarvoe.

Each workshop is designed to stand on its own, but members are encouraged to sign up for both in the series.   You can register for one, two or all three.

When: July 26th, August 16, and August 23, 2013
Where: 250 Van Ness Avenue (Grove and Van Ness)
Cost: PCSF members - $45 per EACH class
Not a member?  
$105 includes one class and one-year PCSF Membership
Non-members may use the member price for any additional classes they choose to attend, after paying once at the non-member price.

July 26 (1-4pm):    
"How to See The End"   with Lauren Gunderson    $45
The endings of plays, the climactic moment of revelation and reversal, should be our beginnings.  How can we demystify the pressure of finding the "perfect" ending in order to write confidently and organically and finish the damn thing.

August 16 (10am-1pm):      
"Tarot of Your Play"  with Anthony Clarvoe     $45
A timeless set of archetypes, with layers of meaning from the personal to the cosmic, the Tarot is a rich source of inspiration for artists. Find new characters, enrich your understanding of current ones, and push your storytelling beyond your preconceptions. You don't need any previous experience of the Tarot for it to empower your imagination. We will work with classic Tarot decks, as well as learn to develop a custom deck particular to your play.

August 23 (10am-1pm):    
"Thrills, Laughs, and Danger: Writing the Successful Ten Minute Play"     with Pat Milton     $45
The ten-minute play form is a great means to get your work produced and build up a playwright resume. It's satisfying (and fun!) to complete a script in a short period of time.  But a ten-minute "scene" does not a ten-minute play make.  This workshop will equip you with ways of thinking about and writing the ten-minute play, using the elements of dramatic action, dialogue, and characters in conflict. Come learn more about how to master this fun, in-demand form --- and bring stuff for writing, because we'll be doing that!

About Lauren Gunderson:

Lauren Gunderson is the 2014 winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play award and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize ad for I and You. She studied at Emory University and NYU's Tisch School and her work has been produced and developed at companies across the US including South Cost Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre and more. She is a Playwright in Residence at The Playwrights Foundation, and a proud Dramatists Guild member. She is from Atlanta, GA and now lives in San Francisco. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory

About Patricia Milton:

Patricia Milton has had plays performed from New York to San Diego, from Memphis, TN to Kitchener, Ontario. The San Francisco Chronicle praised her "sharp comic writing" and "bracingly original mind." In the San Francisco Bay Area, her short plays have been seen at the Exploratorium and PianoFight, and in the SF Theater Festival, Playground, Bay One Acts Festival (BOA), One-Minute Play Festival, Woman's Will PlayFest, All Terrain Theatre, Pacifica Spindrift Players, SF Fringe Festival, 24-Hour Fest, and Sheherezade. Her full-length productions include "Believers," (Wily West Productions), "Reduction in Force," (Central Works and BardsTown Theatre), "Solving Sunflowers," (East Mountain Center for Theatre, NM), and "The Only Virgin in Jubilee County," (Hill Country Theatre, TX). She is slated to premiere "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic" at Central Works in February 2015. Her plays co-written with Andrew Black have received ten productions around the US, including at New Conservatory Theatre Center. She is past President, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, and member of Theatre Bay Area, Central Works Writers Workshop, International Centre for Women Playwrights, and The Dramatists Guild. She is a member playwright with 3Girls Theatre in San Francisco. www.patricia-milton.com

About Anthony Clarvoe:

Anthony Clarvoe has received the American Theatre Critics, Will Glickman, Bay Area Theatre Critics, LA Drama Critics, Garland, Elliot Norton, and Edgerton New American Play awards; fellowships from the Guggenheim, Irvine, Jerome, and McKnight Foundations, NEA, TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts, and Kennedy Center; commissions from South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, and Playwrights Horizons; and the Berrilla Kerr Award for his contributions to American theater. Productions include Pick Up Ax (South Coast Rep, San Jose Rep), The Living (Denver Center), Let's Play Two (South Coast Rep), Ambition Facing West (Trinity Rep, Theatreworks), Ctrl+Alt+Delete (San Jose Rep, George St. Playhouse), The Brothers Karamazov (Cincinnati Playhouse, Circle X),Show and Tell (Rep Theatre of St. Louis), and Our Practical Heaven (Aurora Theatre). His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. The Art of Sacrifice was recently published by Random House/Vintage in the anthology Plays for Two. Anthony is a regular instructor at the Playwrights Foundation, Stagebridge, and Playground.


42nd Street Moon MoonSpace (View)
250 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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