Connect: Workshops & Events

CONNECT WITH ME IN PHILADELPHIA:

This spring I’m facilitating a BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST class for high school students in grades 10 – 12. From February through June, students are learning how to:

  • Create and maintain an artist resume and artistic statement;
  • Find the college (or other arts program) that’s the right fit for them;
  • Network and present themselves in interview settings;
  • Package and submit their work to colleges, national festivals and/or professional theatre companies;
  • …and create a professional portfolio and/or professional website!

This summer I’ll be facilitating the SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS COMMUNITY for grades 7-12 at Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Playwrights who are at any point in their writing process will be able to explore their works-in-progress through hands-on activities, while also receiving one-on-one mentorship. Enrollment is open, and interested playwrights can learn more here.

When I’m not working with my summer playwrights, I’ll be conducting college readiness workshops for fifty Bloomberg interns in collaboration with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. I’ve created a really neat curriculum to help these students create a personal statement that they can use as a compass for goal setting, a method of identifying their skills sets, and more! I’m so excited to work with these young people.

Also, stay tuned in the coming weeks for an exciting announcement about an upcoming collaboration with the Bartol Foundation!

AVAILABILITY FOR WORKSHOPS:

CUSTOMIZED RESIDENCIES

IMG_0064I am available to teach on-site residencies in the Greater Philadelphia Area at schools, arts organizations, community centers, or businesses. Workshops are offered once a week for up to a total of 12 weeks. Depending on the goals and needs of my clients, I can provide a tailored curriculum for up to 25 participants on any of the following core content areas:

  • Theatre – Acting, Directing, Playwriting, or Viewpoints.
  • Creative Writing – Playwriting, Fiction, Poetry, Writing for “Non-Writers”
  • Creative Nonfiction – Memoir
  • Corporate Development – Clear Communication, Collaborative Problem-Solving, Leadership Skills, Creating a Company Narrative

All course materials are provided, and instruction is tailored to the particular needs of the participants enrolled. To inquire about my artist fee and availability, please contact me.

(ONLINE) WRITING FOR NON-WRITERS: CULTIVATE YOUR CREATIVE VOICE!

Everyone has a creative voice, and I’d love to help you find yours! For “non-writers” high school and above, I currently offer an 8-week private course packed with fun and easy activities to help you spark your creative juices and explore six different genres of writing. In weeks 7 and 8, I’ll guide you through a simple two-step revision process so that you have a polished piece of writing under your belt by the end of the course. You’ll participate in a 90-minute virtual class once a week (date and time set based on our respective schedules), and receive additional feedback on your writing assignments during the week as completed. All course materials are provided, and instruction is tailored to individual’s development as a writer. Cost: $275 – less than $35 a class! To inquire, please contact me for details.

(ONLINE) PRIVATE PLAYWRITING COURSE

For writers high school and above, I currently offer a 10-week private course which takes you through the playwriting process from start to finish. The course begins with playwriting fundamentals and idea-generating activities, and ends with a completed one-act play. You’ll participate in a 90-minute virtual class once a week (date and time set based on our respective schedules), and receive additional feedback on your writing assignments during the week as completed. All course materials are provided, and instruction is tailored to your individual development and goals as a writer. Cost:  $345 – less than $35 a class! To inquire, please contact me for details.

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