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
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
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!
World Theater Day at Westchester Community College. https://www.sunywcc.edu/continuing-ed/lifelonglearning/career-prep-certificate-program/the-performing-arts/
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 https://bit.ly/3HiFt6b
Playwriting for Teens at SUNY Westchester Community College in 2023! Link below to sign up https://www.sunywcc.edu/continuing-ed/lifelonglearning/career-prep-certificate-program/the-performing-arts/
(WEDNESDAYS) Adult Playwriting Lab for Adults in Chappaqua. Starting on October 12th. Register here:
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 https://wmnunite.org/classes/
(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.
(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)
Play in a Week at the Beacon Performing Arts Center.
Monologue Workshop in Partnership with WMN Unite on July 9th. Get your tickets here.
Sunday Playwriting Workshop. Sign up here
NEW FOR ADULTS: Monologue Intensive for Adults, May 2nd at The Sustainable Haven,$30
Join us at the Spring Social social for theater games, puppets and more for kids!
Join us for a group writing exercise to develop a monologue.
Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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
Creative Lab Series: Join us for Open Mic Night in partnership with WMNUnite on 1/27 at 5:30pm. Check out the pictures here.
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.