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Whether looking to try your hand at playwriting, to work on an on-going project, or just curious about the medium, this 4-week class serves as a perfect introduction.  During this generative course, you will get an overview of the history of theater and learn essential terms and elements of the craft of playwriting. You will also receive prompts and use in-class writing time to practice, and share, the style elements we are exploring each week. By the end of this workshop you will have a good understanding of the necessary tools to continue writing your own theatrical piece, as well as a solid grasp on the historical context of our current theatrical climate, and where your work might fit into the theater of today. 

Online via ZOOM
DATES: 4 Mondays
January 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th

For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email


About the instructor...
Joanna Simmons is a writer, theater director, and teacher living in New York City.  She has developed and directed over 25 solo shows, most recently bringing "Mark Pleases You" to the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2022 she wrote and directed two full-length plays; OutofTouch @ The Tank and SpaceLoveContinuum @Caveat. Next up for SpaceLoveContinuum is a workshop with actors in London. Her passion is creating work, and helping other artists to create work. She loves working one-on-one and in a class setting.

Intro To Playwriting with Joanna Simmons - ONLINE

SKU: PL501w24-mon
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