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10 Week Playwriting Workshop with MacArthur Fellow HAN ONG

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10 Week Playwriting Workshop with MacArthur Fellow HAN ONG

Time: February 17, 2013 at 6pm to April 21, 2013 at 6pm
Location: Upper West Side
Event Discipline: theater, drama, playwriting
Organized By: Han Ong
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2013

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10 weekly sessions beginning February 17 2013
Every Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
in Upper West Side Location
maximum of 6 students
$550 for entire session
For beginning and experienced writers alike: there are no maxims, no "musts" in this workshop. Students will write scenes using prompts and exercises given by instructor; they will work towards completing a full length play, focusing on desire, aliveness, and time and forward movement in a character's body. Exercises are geared towards freeing the writer from the self-inhibiting voice that sabotages the writing process; and towards maximum talkability and visualization that helps differentiate playwriting from other forms of writing, such as poetry or prose.

HAN ONG is the youngest playwright to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, his plays have been produced at the Public Theater and the Almeida Theater in London, among other places. His play "Middle Finger" is published in American Theater magazine and his play "Swoony Planet" is published in the TCG volume "Version 3.0: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian-American Plays". He has taught at Columbia University, Long Island University, the New School, and was the playwriting instructor for 5 years at the 92nd Street Y.

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