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THEATRE DOUBLE FEATURE on Dec. 22

OPC_logoTHEATRE DOUBLE FEATURE
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.

THAT VERY WICKED THING by Steve Weaver
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 Workshops at Ohio Playwrights Circle

OPC_logoImprove Your Storytelling Skills!
(BUILDING ON A STRONG FOUNDATION)

Ohio Playwrights Circle is hosting the first of a SERIES OF THREE storytelling workshops to help you structure your stories into a compelling work of art. Each of the workshops will focus on the structure of a story and how examining the layers of Plot, Motivation, and Theme are critical to creating a deep resonate story regardless of the genre or form.

REGISTER FOR ALL THREE SEMINARS and SAVE $50!

The November 30 seminar is based on the work of Dr. Dara Marks and her acclaimed book, The Inside Story, available at https://daramarks.com/purchase.php or your favorite bookstore.

The Inside Story Seminar will be November 30, 2019.
The Driving Point Seminar will be January 18, 2020.
The Story Beat Seminar will be March 21, 2020.

REGISTER FOR ALL THREE SEMINARS and SAVE $50!

All Storytelling Workshops will be held at 3pm in the Burnell Roberts Room at the Metropolitan Arts Center, 126 North Main Street in Dayton.

This seminar is for playwrights, screen writers, fiction and short story writers and more.
Fee is $50 for each workshop.

Registration opens Nov. 23 at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAEAD2CA4F94-theinside.

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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Script Writing Class at Ohio Playwrights Circle Begins Sept. 14

OPC_logoPut Your Stories On Stage

Do you have a great story? Do you think it would make a great play? Hear actors bring your writing to life each week in a class offered by The Ohio Playwrighters Circle running Saturdays at 10am from Sept. 14-Nov. 3.

Michael M. London, who’s plays have been produced in the United States, Canada and the UK, will guide you through the process with weekly assignments and instruction, culminating in a public reading of your writing onstage at the Dayton Theatre Guild. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to tell your story. Space is limited.

For more information and a complete listing of classes and programs offered by Ohio Playwrighters Circle, contact OCP.PR.steve@gmail.com, go on Twitter at OhioPlaywrightsCircle (@OHPlaywrightsC) 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.

Michael M. London is an Ohio playwright 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. Recently, he was a Guest Professor in Playwrighting at Otterbein University. Michael is a lifetime member of the Dramatists Guild.

 

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Ohio Playwrights Circle New Play Readings on Aug. 29

The Ohio Playwrights Circle is hosting an evening of New Play Readings on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6pm.

Admission is free and the readings of the 10 minute plays will take place at the educational facilities of The Human Race Theatre Company;
Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center
116 N. Jefferson Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

This series of 10-minute plays are written by Ohio playwrights that are part of the Playwrighting class sponsored by the Ohio Playwrights Circle. Local actors and directors are joining in to bring the new plays to life.

This activity is sponsored by the Ohio Playwrights Circle, (a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation), is hosted by The Human Race Theatre Company, and made possible by the Marsha Hanna Fund for the Development of New Plays.

For additional information contact: ohioplaywrightscircle@gmail.com.

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