Join us for a playmaking or writing class at one of these upcoming events/workshops. Don’t see a nearby location? Email us at serena[email protected] to set up a private group (four people minimum). 

Fall 2023 Playwriting Classes

We are so excited to be partnering with Yonkers Arts to offer FREE after-school playwriting classes at the Yonkers Public Library!
Classes start on September 11th and end on October 16th with a staged reading of the students’ work.
Ages 8-12: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Ages 13-17: 5:00pm-6:00pm
We are offering two classes for teens, including a one-day workshop on September 9th to check out the program and a monologue development class as you tap into this writing form to tell your personal story. No experience is needed!
Check out their catalogue below, and how to sign up

Intro to playwriting for adults at Chappaqua Continuing Education in the Hobbies section.

Join Serena Norr, playwright, director, and founder of Let’s Make a Play, for a 4-week immersive playwriting class for adults. In the class, every student will develop their own 10-minute play. Starting from idea to a full play, the class will include a discussion about the structural components of developing plays as well as character development, tone, and setting the scene. Class will also include readings and analysis of text, group sharing, and feedback through the development of students’ drafts. The last class will end in a staged reading of the students’ 10-minute plays. No experience necessary — the program is for all creatives.

4 Tuesdays • October 3 to October 24 • 7-8:30pm, $100

Intro to Playwriting at Chappaqua Continuing Education

2023 Summer Camp

Join us for our Play in a Week Summer Camp at Beacon Performing Arts Center. Campers will go from idea to a full staged reading in a week as they learn how to create their own 10-minute play!

Program is for students entering 4th – 8th grades in Fall 2023
August 28 – September 1
9:00 – 12:00 Daily
Registration opens on Monday, January 16 at 8:00am.
Let's Make a Play Summer Camp in Beacon, NY



World Theater Day at Westchester Community College.

New class for adults! Join us for a monologue and acting workshop to learn how to develop and perform your own monologue! Held at the Beacon Performing Arts Center, the first part involves 5 weeks of monologue development/writing, followed by 4 weeks of acting and learning how to perform your monologue with David Keohane. We start creating on February 22nd for 9 weeks! Sign up at

Playwriting for adults

Playwriting for Teens at SUNY Westchester Community College in 2023! Link below to sign up

Playwriting for Teens

Mini-Playwriting Camp for Kids on November 8th from 10am-1pm

Mini-Playwriting Camp for Kids

(WEDNESDAYS) Adult Playwriting Lab for Adults in Chappaqua. Starting on October 12th. Register here

Playwriting in Chappaqua

FREE Playwriting Workshop at the Curio Room

(MONDAYS) – Playwriting for Teens with WMN Unite, October 3rd from 4:00-5:30pm. Kids in grades 3-6 will learn how to go from idea to a completed play in 9 weeks in a fun, engaging, and creative environment. Improv, shared readings, and tons of creative and exploratory writing as they craft their worlds into their very own play. Located at the Tea House in Leonard Park, Mt. Kisco. Come for one, a few, or all 9 classes.

Sign up at

Playwriting for Kids in Mount Kisco

(THURSDAYS- VIRTUAL) Celebrate the magic in the mess in this 7-week class as you learn to investigate your first draft to find “the magic in the mess” of your initial thoughts, words, and impulses. Register here.

A seven-week creative workshop—6 weeks of class, with the 7th week reserved for staged readings of participants’ work.

Writers are often told to “get through” the first draft; to purge the idea so the “deeper” writing can begin. In this six-week virtual class, “The Magic in the Mess” writers will be invited to slow down and explore their ideas to discover the magic/mystery of what they are trying to create in their plays. The class will end with a staged Zoom reading of students’ messy first draft.

Dates: Thursdays starting August 25, 7:00–8:30 p.m. ET (GMT-4) with optional “office hours” discussion time from 8:30–9:00.

Magic in The Mess Class

(WEDNESDAYS) Playwriting for Kids at The Collective by JabFit in Chappaqua – 9 weeks on Wednesdays from September 14th – November 16th (no class on October 5th)

Playwriting for Kids in Chappaqua



Play in a Week at the Beacon Performing Arts Center. 

Lets Make a Play Camp

Monologue Workshop in Partnership with WMN Unite on July 9th. Get your tickets here.

Monologue Workshop in Partnership with WMN Unite

Sunday Playwriting Workshop. Sign up here

Adult Playwriting in Westchester

NEW FOR ADULTS: Wednesdays May 12,19,26; June 8 ,22 from 6:00-8:00pm at Westchester Collaborative Theater

Serena Norr Playwriting Classes for Adults

NEW FOR ADULTS: Monologue Intensive for Adults, May 2nd at The Sustainable Haven,$30

Monologue Workshop with Serena Norr

Join us at the Spring Social social for theater games, puppets and more for kids!

Spring Social Let's Make a Play

Join us for a group writing exercise to develop a monologue. 

Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Monologue Workshop for Teens

Join us for a FREE script writing course for kids (grades 3-5) at the Pound Ridge Library. Classes start on March 1st. Sign up here to attend.

Scriptwriting for kids

NEW FOR KIDS: Playwriting for kids class (ages 10-14) at the Mount Kisco Rec. Classes start on April 20th. Sign up here to learn more.

Scriptwriting for Kids Mount Kisco

NEW FOR KIDS: Let’s Make a Play About the Environment (ages 4-7), April 12th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at The Sustainable Haven,$15

lets make a play about the environment

Creative Lab Series: Join us for Open Mic Night in partnership with WMNUnite on 1/27 at 5:30pm. Check out the pictures here.

Open Mic Night at Mimi's

Sip and Write Event at KAHLO Collective


November 17th at 6pm

Your story is powerful. It’s time to tell it.

Join Tami McCarthy of KAHLO Collective and Serena Norr of Let’s Make a Play, a playmaking community for dreamers, creatives, the curious, and seekers who believe in community, collaboration, and telling stories from different perspectives to awaken and inspire, for a warm and welcoming evening of generative writing.

During this one-day workshop, you’ll be guided — via prompts — to kick-start your writing and have the opportunity to write freely on your own writing projects — or start something new — in a supportive, small group setting.

Event Outline (subject to change):

  • Welcome and intention setting
  • Prompt/warm up
  • Free Write: We will provide a prompt but you can also use this time to work on your writing if you’d like.
  • Sharing: You are not obligated to share. All participants will have the option to read their work should they want gentle feedback and any first responses/reactions from the group.
  • Connect and Sip: Meet other local writers.

Space is limited. This is a safe and judgement-free zone. Writers of all ages (21 and up) and abilities are welcome.