Writers in the Mountains Presents “Where Does A Play Come From? And Where Can It Go?”

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Where Does A Play Come From? And Where Can It Go?, a six-week long workshop with Amie Brockway. The class will be held Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., from September 17 through October 29 (skipping Columbus Day) at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville, NY.

In this class instructor and students will explore first impulses for writing a play, and the creative process from page to stage. Participants will look at specific examples found in selected short plays, and in excerpts from longer works. They will discover and examine their own creative impulses and see where they lead. There will be time for reading, listening, discussing, and writing in each class. Students will be encouraged to begin and complete a short play or monologue over the course of the six sessions, or to continue with a longer work already begun.  And, they’ll look at opportunities for a finished play — locally, regionally, and nationally.  This class is suitable for beginning and experienced playwrights. Amie Brockway is producing artistic director of The Open Eye Theater, where she has directed dozens of world premieres and nurtured playwrights through several seasons of Summer Shortcuts at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, and the Eye on Playwrights Lab at The Open Eye Theater in NYC.  She has served as Editor of TYA Today, and has had articles published in Dramatists Guild Newsletter, American Theatre Magazine, and Animal Issues. She has served as guest director of new plays at the Bonderman National Youth Theater Playwriting
Symposium, New Visions/New Voices at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and The Coterie in Kansas City, MO.  She has been a Playwright Fellowship Panelist for Ohio Arts Council and Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, MN, and Literary Consultant at Mount Sequoya New Play Retreat.  She has been a script reader/evaluator for Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons in New York City, the Bonderman in Indianapolis, and Write Now in Tempe, AZ.  She was among the judges for the 2013 ALAP Short Play Festival in Los Angeles, CA. In 2015 the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) awarded her the Sara Spencer Artistic Achievement Award. Amie holds an MFA in directing from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, and a BFA in theater from SUNY Purchase.

To register call Jean Stone at (607) 326-4802, or e-mail her at jtstone@catskill.net. Class fee is $70 if you register and pay three weeks before the class begins, and $85 after that.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) 3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. For more information, visit writersinthemountains.org.