Seedlings Dramaturgy Workshop

Seedlings Summer Dramaturgy Workshop 2020
TIME: Sundays, 12:00-3:00 pm
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
DATES: 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9
Submission DEADLINE June 20

Culminating GreenReads scheduled in August
COST: $250

Seedlings Fall Dramaturgy Workshop 2020
TIME: Sundays, 12:00-3:00 pm
LOCATION: Theatricum Taper stage
DATES: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25
Submission DEADLINE September 5

Culminating GreenReads 11/7 and 11/8
COST: $350

NOTE: Dates and Times subject to change.

Held over the course of two months, this one-of-a-kind workshop is designed for writers who have a complete (or near complete) draft of a play (or a screenplay that wants to be onstage) and are asking the question, “What’s next?”

The Dramaturgy Workshop allows a select group of 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 and Seedlings founder Jennie Webb. The workshop culminates in Seedlings GreenReads with professional Theatricum actors.

Enrollment by submission only. Limited to four playwrights per session.

Interested playwrights should send a draft of the play to be developed (early drafts are okay!), a statement of intent (where do you see your play going in the course of the workshop?) and a bio or resume to Jennie Webb at with the subject line “Dramaturgy Workshop.”


“There are many wonderful workshops that will help you write the first drafts of your plays—only one stellar workshop that will help you take it to the next level with a thorough second draft. Seedlings Dramaturgy Workshop is this workshop.”
–Katherine James, Playwright, Director & Actor

“Jennie Webb is encouraging and informative, and helped me to view my play from new perspectives. She inspired me to question aspects of not only what I was writing, but why I was writing them. This workshop opened my eyes to layers of my work that I hadn’t realized existed, and gave me the tools I needed to work towards completing my play.”
–Susan Chambers, Playwright

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“Jennie is the best writing coach you could ask for! She is a smart detective who knows all the right questions to ask of the writer to draw out the best story possible. My play went from good to amazing because of her guidance.”
–Gina Torrecilla, Writer, Actor & Voice Artist

“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 & Professor, USC School of Dramatic Arts

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