PLAYWRIGHT RETREAT

PLAYWRIGHT RETREAT
AUGUST 12 – 22, 2013

TEACHING ARTIST: ERIK EHN

A master playwright meets with the writers to lead discussions, workshops and writing exercises. During the 10-day symposium, playwrights will have ample time to work on new or existing material.

ERIK EHN’s work includes The Saint PlaysHeavenly Shades of Night Are FallingMaria Kizito, No Time Like the PresentWolf at the DoorTailingsBeginnerIdeas of Good and Evil, and an adaptation of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. He is an artistic associate at San Francisco’s Theatre of Yugen. His plays have been produced in San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, New York, San Diego, Chicago, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of New Dramatists and the former dean of California Institute of the Arts School of Theater. He is currently head of Playwriting at Brown University.

PROCESS OF STILLNESS
“A presentation of the process of stillness” – Evagrius of Pontus. Writing as a process of contemplation-in-action, the balance of reflection and construction. Come with nothing and leave with a play; participants are asked to arrive with a clean slate, and over the course of the workshop, writers will develop new, complete scripts.

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