Now in our 11th year!
We meet monthly to hold readings, study the craft of playwriting and do exercises to enhance our skills.
Fall 2023 Sunday workshop dates are -
Our focus is on work-shopping plays in progress, from character monologues to full length scripts. Writing exercises and studying the craft further sharpen our skills and spark new insights.
A talented roster of actors and actresses (see our Actors Gallery) generously give us their time and talent to read our dialogue and offer feedback for character development.
As material becomes ready, we invite guests to see the group's work during our much-anticipated Ten Minute Teaser Showcase.
Industry Panel Showcases invite theater industry professionals to see a completed play and offer guidance to help take it to the next level.
We meet monthly on Sunday afternoons. The facilitator creates a schedule that allows you to bring in your work at a mutually agreed upon time. Start with a monologue, scene, 10 min play, or longer with a reading by talented actors of your choice. Select from our group of actors (see our Actors Gallery), or others you have worked with in the past.
As we evolve away from COVID on-line gatherings, we are now alternating our time live at a midtown Manhattan studio and virtually via Zoom. A link can be shared should an interested writer wish to audit.
Feedback is initiated and moderated by the facilitator and followed by fellow member playwrights and actors. We may have different levels of experience, but we all provide helpful insights based on the playwrights' own goals for the reading. Story, character and structure are all considered. It is ultimately the playwright who decides what is most useful for their own script development and purposes.
Characters, Ink. Playwrights session dues cover studio rental, admin and material fees. It is not run for profit. Two sessions held each year include 4 to 5 workshops per session. Each workshop is 3 hours long. Session dues will vary according to the number of workshops held.
Suzanne is a playwright, performer, producer and classical musician living in NYC. She discovered the joy of creating a character when she was urged by a director to write and perform her own material for a one-woman show.
To her joy and amazement, the audience both laughed and cried. A wonderful and powerful discovery of the impact live theater can provide. Touching the hearts of others through her characters and the conflicts they struggle to resolve has become a passion. Influencers include Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, Beth Henley, Billy Crystal, Smetana and Tchaikovsky.
Suzanne has studied playwriting at NYU, the Dramatists Guild Institute and the Playwrights Lab at The Neighborhood Playhouse with Mary H. Baldridge. She is an active member of the Dramatists Guild and an invited participant in the annual Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, led by Gary Garrison and Gregg Henry.
Her plays have been performed at 13th Street Repertory Theater, the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, the Quick Center for the Arts, the Chekhov International Play Festival, the Neighborhood Playhouse, Theatre 68, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and the Sam French Short Play Festival.
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