August 18, 2017 – August 28, 2017
Erik Ehn’s Writing and Stillness
Immediate writing. Writing as a process of contemplation-in-action, the balance of reflection and construction. Come with nothing and follow through on a thorough gesture. Participants are asked to arrive with a clean slate, and over the course of the workshop, writers will move to a draft of a script, or cycle of poems, or set of drawings, dances…”
MORE ABOUT ERIK EHN
Erik Ehn‘s work includes The Saint Plays, No Time Like the Present, Wolf at the Door, Tailings, Beginner, and Ideas of Good and Evil. The Soulographieproject is 17 plays written over 20 years, on the history of the US in the 20th Century from the point of view of its genocides (produced at La MaMa, NY, November 2012). Soulographie scripts include Maria Kizito, Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling, Yermedea, and Drunk Still Drinking. Co-Artistic Director, Tenderloin Opera Company (Providence RI – generating new works of music-theater by, for and about people who are homeless/homeless advocates). Graduate of New Dramatists. Director of Writing for Performance, Brown University.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT RETREAT
Playwrights are welcome to spend their summer with La MaMa Umbria International in beautiful Spoleto, Italy. The selected group of playwrights will participate in writing workshops led by an award-winning playwright while enjoying the peaceful surroundings of the Italian countryside. Past workshop leaders include Branden Jacob-Jenkins and Mac Wellman.