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The Playwrights Room
August 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
*Must enroll by 5:00pm the Friday prior to each date for a writing prompt.
Location: Room 210
Join us in a handful of fun and exciting writing explorations that will demystify the art of playwriting and increase your skill for writing for the theater.
Each month will be a new and fun prompt to get your writing juices flowing as you explore characters, conflict, and dialogue. In each Monday session, writers will have their scene work read and performed for the entire group led by our Playwriting Studio Artist, Jenna Brady, who will also provide each writer with feedback to help strengthen their writing.
Anyone and everyone, despite skill level, are invited to sign up and try their hand at writing their own original theatrical pieces!
- Register BEFORE 5:00pm on the final Friday of the Month. YOU MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE THAT MONTH’S WRITING PROMPT.
- Based off of the new prompt given that month, you will have the Saturday and Sunday to write your scene(s)
- Then arrive on Monday with your finished work to receive feedback and hear all the other scenes that have been written!
SEEKING PERFORMERS! We are actively seeking actors who are comfortable with cold readings willing to help bring the original scenes to life. Available dates and times include: Monday, June 27, July 25 from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Please sign-up to participate HERE.
View Complete Materials List HERE.
FREE! (Donations accepted)
Jenna Brady is a writer and director born and raised in New York City, currently living and creating in San Francisco. She received her BA from Binghamton University in Experimental Film and Technical Theater Design, where she focused on combining her love for both cinematic and stage art in an effort to create new, innovative mixed-medium work.
Post-college, her work brought her back to New York City, where she focused mostly on collaborating on the production of new works. She assistant-directed the first production of Paper Towels at INTAR Theatre, a play written by upcoming playwright Nelson-Diaz Marcano about the US’ response to the tragic hurricane in Puerto Rico. She then produced and directed The Green in NYC’s Winterfest play festival, a play she wrote about memory, mental health, and technology. After this, she directed new plays and short films with a small New York Based company called Human Pincushion Productions, which emphasizes bringing horror and thriller to the stage. When COVID hit, another one of her original works titled Bloody Parts was in production as part of the Take Ten short play festival. Unfortunately, the piece did not make it to the stage before things began to shut down. She eventually adapted it for the screen and with a small crew, turned it into a short film that is currently in post-production.
Much of her work is an attempt to shine light on modern social issues. Her own written work typically focuses on the mental health community, as well as the rights and difficulties of women. She believes in art as a way to give what is so often silenced a voice. Because of this, she seeks out work that opens up a conversation with viewers and creates an impact that extends beyond the work itself.