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Dramaturgy Workshop

Held over the course of two months, this unique workshop helps selected playwrights dig in, work through roadblocks, and move their plays to the next level with the support of other writers and fresh dramaturgical tools from Theatricum playwright-in-residence Jennie Webb.  The workshop culminates in Seedlings GreenReads with professional Theatricum actors.

Ready to take that play (or screenplay that wants to be onstage) out of drawer and into the fresh air at Theatricum? Summer and Fall Sessions are held outdoors in Topanga.

Summer Session begins June 11 – Sundays 1-4 pm, June 11 & 25 and July 9 & 23; GreenReads Aug. 5-6 (Dates/Times subject to change)

Enrollment by Submission Only – Limited to 4 Playwrights.
Summer Submission Deadline June 1.

Fall Session begins September 10 – Sundays 12-3 pm, September 10 & 24 and October 8 & 22; GreenReads Nov. 4-5 (Dates/Times subject to change)

Enrollment by Submission Only – Limited to 4 Playwrights.
Fall Submission Deadline September 1.

Workshop Fee: $325

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“Jennie Webb cares about theatre—and she cares about new plays. I’ve run into very few people with the level of passion for art and writing that Jennie possesses, and her genuine warmth always lets me know that I’m in the presence of someone I can entrust with my work.   She has a unique way of seeing into a play.  She doesn’t stop at the surface.  She looks for the hidden poetry in the piece.  She is sensitive to the author’s intention and commits herself to viewing a play with that in mind always asking, How can this be the best possible play the writer can write—and what can I do to help?”

–Paula Cizmar, Playwright & Writing Instructor