Playwrights Local Holds Spring Workshops and Staged Readings on Waterlooo

Sat 3/17 @ 11AM-3PM

Sun 3/18 @ 2:30PM

Playwrights Local, whose mission is to encourage local playwrights through workshops, readings and stagings of works, is hosting a weekend of such events.

On Sat 3/17 @ 11am, a workshop titled “The Smallest Stage: Writing the Tabletop Play” will be led by playwrights Mike Geither and Amy Schwabauer, as they introduce their “tabletop” play The Accounts of the Warren County Fair as Observed by a Young Astronaut, and explain what the heck a “tabletop” play is anyway.

At 1pm, Dr. Mary Weems leads an interactive workshop called “The Character’s the Thing,” in which she focuses on two-character plays which are character- rather than plot-driven. She’s asking participants to bring a three-minute monologue

Sunday’s session features two staged readings. At 2:30, hear In Appalachia, Apertures by Brandon North in a reading directed by Robert Lucchesi; at 3:30 Eileen O’Leary’s The Intelligence Man gets a staged reading directed by Erik Andrews. We’re not so sure the last one is fictional. Its plot is described as “Lucas Moss, a factory worker is made head of a new federal intelligent agency in the Trump administration.” Hey, if Betsy DeVos can head the Department of Education, why not?

All events, taking place at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, are free and no reservations are necessary.

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