We are delighted to announce our spring 6-week Workshops! Scroll down to learn more.
Writing for Stage & Screen
with Poornima Kirby – Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm [ET], April 19 – May 24, 2022. $140
Join writer, performer and teacher Poornima Kirby for this creative exploration of stage- and screen-writing. Learn how to skillfully evoke character, conflict, visual metaphor, and truthful dialogue. Study excerpts of great plays and screenplays to understand the craft of structuring a powerful story. Students will write and share their own short scenes in an inspiring and collaborative workshop setting.
Hip Hop 101: Rap & Melody
with Ray.Lou Gaddy – Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am [ET], April 23 – May 28, 2022. $140
Join rapper and songwriter Ray.Lou for an empowering exploration of how to write raps and melodies. Students will learn about the history of hip hop, while gaining practical experience writing and free styling rhymes over beats. You’ll learn the structure of a good hip hop song, and most importantly, embrace hip hop as an outlet for resistance, honesty and self-expression.
with Gita Pattison & Julie Mandal – Saturdays, 12:00 – 1:30 pm [ET], May 7 – June 11, 2022. $140
Find presence and utmost fun in this exploration of the art of theatre improvisation, which is all about creating story, character and dialogue in the moment. Have trouble thinking on your feet? Then don’t think! This class is all about expecting the unexpected. Come free your creativity in this highly interactive class; it’s open to anyone with a sense of adventure, who enjoys saying YES (a lot :).
with Stephen Day – Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm [ET], June 11 – July 16, 2022. $140
Come learn the secrets of writing captivating songs, based in the core elements of storytelling, such as conflict, archetype, mystery and humor. Join musician, songwriter and storyteller Steve Day for this practical, laboratory style course. Learn fun and specific skills and apply them directly to songs you are writing. This course will have a beginner and intermediate section, with some overlapping instruction.