Working with Images and Objects
with Christine Evans - Only 2 Seats Left!
2017 Conference Playwright Christine Evans joins us for ONE EVENING ONLY to teach her popular Working with Images and Objects Workshop. Take her class, then make sure to join us to see her play, Galilee, this summer at the PlayPenn Conference!
Christine has taught playwriting at the Playwrights' Foundation in San Francisco, and at universities including Brown, Harvard, Georgetown, and USF.
This class is appropriate for playwrights and writers of all experience levels.
“A play is a poem standing up.” – Lorca.
How can images and objects help us generate powerful, theatrical worlds?
In plays, as in life, compelling characters live in a fully-formed world which presses on and informs their actions (Chekhov’s cherry orchard; Shakespeare’s haunted Danish castle). This hands-on workshop uses images and objects as prompts to discover the visual language and logic of a play world, and to inspire discovery of the vivid characters who live in it.
WHEN: Saturday, July 22 from 6-9pm (ET)
WHERE: The Drake, 15th and Spruce, Center City, Philadelphia (http://www.interacttheatre.org/plan-your-visit/)
PREPARATION: Please bring an object that means something special to you. It does not have to be fancy or expensive. Just something with meaning. Also - please bring, or has available, pens and paper. We will not be using laptops for writing.
BIO: Christine Evans is an internationally produced and published playwright and novelist. Selected theaters producing her work include ART, HERE Arts, Crowded Fire, Perishable, Chaskis Theatre at Arts Above (UK), Belvoir Street (Australia) and Darwin Theatre (Australia). Awards include the Rella Lossy Playwrights Award, the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the "Plays for the 21st Century" Award, and two RISCA Playwriting Fellowships. Her plays are published by Samuel French. She taught at Harvard from 2007-12 and is currently on faculty at Goergetown University. Her first novel, Cloudless, was published in 2015. http://www.christineevanswriter.com/
(Photo from Christine's Slow Falling Bird at Davis Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.)
In very extreme circumstances, we may need to cancel a class for reasons beyond our control and will offer full refunds. Otherwise, classes are non-refundable.