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Playwriting Workshop Scheduled for January at Ohio Playwrights Circle

OPC_logoRegistration is open for Ohio Playwrights Circle’s eight-week playwrighting workshop.

This workshop will begin on Saturday, January 8 and will run from Noon to 4 pm EST on the Zoom platform. Cost is $275. Class size is limited to 3-6 students to enhance individual attention.

Register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4caead2ca4f94-theplaywrighting1

The workshop is for advanced writers who have a play in any stage of development who will benefit from hearing their words read aloud by actors and receiving feedback. It is not for beginners. For more information go to https://ohioplaywrightscircle.wordpress.com/ or write to OPC.pr.steve@gmail.com.

Steve Weaver, OPC-PR coordinator

The Ohio Playwrights Circle is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation.

Follow Ohio Playwrights Circle at https://ohioplaywrightscircle.wordpress.com/, on Facebook,

and Twitter at: OhioPlaywrightsCircle (@OHPlaywrightsC)

For information on upcoming events, contact: OPC.PR.steve@gmail.com


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Dramatist Guild of America’s Free Workshop in Dayton on March 1

OPC_logoOhio Playwrights Circle is teaming up with the Dramatist Guild of America for a FREE Playwrighting Workshop and Producer Q&A on March 1 from 4-5:50 pm on the second floor studio of The Human Race Theatre company, 126 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio.

From 4-4:50pm Jeremy Llorence, Otterbein University’s playwriting professor, will share personal stories of his creative approaches in adaptation, revision, and the rehearsal process, while providing some of his tools and exercises for taking that next big creative step.

Jeremy Llorence is a Black American playwright from Metro-Detroit. His ten-minute, one act and full-length plays have been seen in venues all over the Midwest, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, and Chicago. As a writer, he is interested in exploring topics of masculinity and place through both comedy and drama. As a teacher, he is interested helping students find the voices to tell the stories that matter most to them.

From 5-5:50 pm, join Beth Wood, Associate Artistic Director of Cleveland Public Theatre, as she answers your questions and shares her impressions and reflections on over a decade producing new work. Les Hunter, Ohio Regional Representative of the Dramatists Guild of America, will moderate this session.

Beth Wood joined the CPT staff in 2007 and is a director, actress, administrator, designer, educator, and theatre technician. As a director of adventurous scripted work, she has been honored as a director of superior achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle in 2016, 2015, and 2013, and has directed 17 productions, including seven world premieres and eight regional premieres, during her twelve-year tenure at CPT. In addition to her directing work, Beth supports four New Play Development series that invest in outside-themainstream work and the artistic growth of Northeast Ohio creators.

To register for this free program and score discounted tickets to the Human Race’s March 1 production of GLORIA: A LIFE, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAEAD2CA4F94-aplaywriting

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Ohio Playwrights Circle
Dec. 22
Dayton Theatre Guild [Dayton]

If you enjoy the excitement and satisfaction of exploring new work and new writers, please join us.

Katherine Wright fears the unwavering devotion she shares with her famous brother Orville will be forever altered if she succumbs to the temptations of a late blooming romance.

An excerpt from THE DEATH OF A LIE by Phillitia Carlson.
A foster girl survivor uses poetry to face the pain of her past and become unapologetic about her future.

Admission is FREE and refreshments served.

  • Sun, Dec. 22 at 2pm

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Storytelling Workshop at Ohio Playwrights Circle

OPC_logoGet behind the wheel of your stories with the Ohio Playwrights Circle workshop, The Driving Point.

This seminar is focused on the understanding and the use of the Driving Point in classic story telling. It is that unique point in the story which propels the story forward with an inevitable energy. We will see how it was used in Romeo and Juliet as well as the Godfather and modern adventure comedies like Back to the Future. It is an important tool to have in your writer’s skill set.

This second of three workshops is for playwrights, screen writers, fiction and short story writers. It will be held on January 18, 2020 at 3pm, in the Burnell Roberts Room at the Metropolitan Arts Center, 126 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. To register, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAEAD2CA4F94-thedriving. The fee is $50.

For Questions contact our Registrar, Jahzerah Brooks at: opcregistrar@gmail.com

For more information and a complete listing of classes and programs offered by Ohio Playwrighters Circle, contact OPC.PR.steve@gmail.com, or visit ohioplaywrightscircle.wordpress.com.

OPC is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation. OPC is hosted in Dayton by the Human Race Theatre Company & The Dayton Theatre Guild.

Instructor Michael M. London, founder of Ohio Playwrights Circle, is an Ohio playwright and educator who has worked with the artist-in-residence program at the Ohio Arts Council since 1986. His plays have been performed in the US, UK and Canada. He has taught workshops and seminars on playwrighting over many years, is a lifetime member of the Dramatists Guild and recently a Guest Professor in Playwrighting at Otterbein University. Michael is a lifetime member of the Dramatists Guild.

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JIMI’S GUITAR on Sept. 15

OPC_Jimis Guitar logoJIMI’S GUITAR
Ohio Playwrighters Circle
Sept. 15
Dayton Theatre Guild [Dayton]

JIMI’S GUITAR, a new comedy by acclaimed playwright Dan Owens.  When two brothers are called home for their ailing father’s birthday, a battle ensues for who will inherit a highly valued original guitar, played and owned by musical legend Jimi Hendrix. Its comedy all around as old grievances, past slights, and new fears fuel the scheming and conspiracies to win Jimi’s guitar.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

  • Sun, Sept. 15 at 2pm

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Dan Owens is a Dayton resident who’s work as been performed on stages in New York, Chicago and Seattle. Village Voice theatre critic Michael Feingold wrote, “Owens is a cunning and complex writer…” His credits include, “Hello Darlin’s”, a one woman show about the legendary Black comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley. His two act play, “Mutambi and Lindstrom” was produced at the 15th Annual National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina and was later performed in a reading with stage, screen and theatre actor John Amos in a title role. While living in New York City, Mr. Owens had his work produced by The New Federal Theater, The Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, The Negro Ensemble, The George Street Playhouse in New Jersey and The Westport Summer Playhouse in Connecticut. He was a two time participant in the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in Connecticut and was the recipient of a Rockefeller Grant for Playwrighting.

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