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Playwriting Workshop by Motti Lerner
Thick House
San Francisco, CA
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Playwriting Workshop by Motti Lerner
December 2 6pm-10 and December 3 2pm-6

Widely acknowledged for his political dramas that humanize difficult social issues, Motti Lerner, in this workshop will share his signature approach to developing complex characters that organically drive the plot. On the first day, each participant will submit a one page description of an idea for a play. The idea will be discussed and explored by the participants and the instructor. On the second day the participants will present a developed description of their ideas. These ideas will be explored and discussed again with the goal of developing a clear dramatic structure, including main characters and a synopsis of the plot. Space limited.

Motti Lerner is a playwright and screenwriter, born in Israel in 1949. Motti teaches playwriting at the Kibbutz College in Tel Aviv and has been active in the peace movement in Israel since 1973. He frequently lectures at European and American Universities on playwriting, on the Israeli theatre, and especially on the Israeli theatre and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most of his plays and films deal with political issues. He is a recipient of the Meskin Award for the best play (1985), and the Israeli Motion Picture Academy award for the best TV drama in 1995 and in 2004. In 1994 he won the Prime Ministers of Israel Award for his creative work. His plays have been produced in the US, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Australia. His American productions include: "The murder of Isaac" at Centerstage Theatre, Baltimore, and also as part of the New York Now festival at the Public Theatre in NY), "Exile in Jerusalem" (Williamstown Festival  with Julie Harris in the title role, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Detroit, La Mama Theatre, NY, Theatre J Washington DC) "Hard Love"  Theatre Or, Durham NC, Victory Gardens, Chicago, and JTS in Atlanta, "Passing The Love of Women" Theatre J, Washington DC, Coming Home" Golden Thread theatre, San Francisco, "Pangs of the Messiah" - Theatre J in Washington DC, Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago and Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland. "Benedictus" in Golden Thread theatre in San Francisco, in LATC in Los Angeles, and in Theatre J in Washington DC. His play "Pangs of the Messiah" was nominated for the Helen Hayes award for the best play of 2008.

Tuition $175

To register, complete this order by either paying the full tuition amount or an $80 non-refundable fee.  Balance due on the first day of class.



Thick House
1695 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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