Kaz Conference Writing Workshop 6 week playwriting intensive for women writers. Less than 18% of all plays produced in the US are written by women. Without the vision of women playwrights the theatre is like a play without a second act. This is the impetus behind the Playwriting Intensive for Women. Award winning playwright and Guerrilla Girl, Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn, leads this 6 week intensive where just 6 to 8 intergenerational women will meet weekly to write and rewrite new plays (from 10 minutes to full length). Writers will submit new work or rewrites every other week, receive feedback and participate in class discussions using the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process. Now is the time to put pen to paper or brush off that final draft document of a stage play. Something stops you from finishing your work and submitting it. You are a bit fearful of your writing because there is a certain power in it. Yep, you possess power in a man’s world and that’s, well, that’s revolutionary. This intensive is for you – women who write for the stage but for whatever reason have put those pages to the side. It is time to step it up, gals. There’s an election coming up. Is the current state of women making us sad, angry and/or depressed? Then write a play about it. The intensive takes place via ZOOM for 6 weeks - you will receive weekly critiques of each 10 to 30 page piece of playwriting submitted from Kaz and the rest of the cohort.
COST: $325.00. For women and women identifying writers only.
DATES: Mondays, February 8 through March 15, 2021 from 2-4PM EST.
LOCATION: The playwriting Intensive for Women takes place via ZOOM!
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: 1) Submit 5 to 10 pages of your best piece of playwriting. (This is not what you might work on at the intensive). 3) All submissions must be formatted via standard play formatting i.e. Dramatists Guild guidelines or Final Draft. 4) Put the title of your submission, name and contact information on page 1. If your submission is an excerpt of a larger play you may include a brief (50 word) synopsis. 5) Save your submission for upload in a wpd, .doc, .docx, or .pdf as follows: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE
I look forward to reading your submission! Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn (Guerrilla Girl) Kaz Conference Writing Workshop Director