Dale crop 1Playwrights Local proudly presents its first playwriting workshop with Literary Cleveland! Registration is open for this four-session course beginning Thursday, March 3rd at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Tremont.

This hands-on workshop will be led by Playwright Local Director in Residence Dale Heinen, who’s previously taught playwriting at universities and theatres in London and Brazil. Dale’s work in new-play development includes multiple years as staff dramaturg and associate at Soho Theatre, a premiere new writing theater in London’s West End. In addition, Dale’s teaching is informed by extensive experience as a director in Chicago, Cleveland, New York, London and Glasgow.

Entitled “Finding the Spark,” this workshop is equally appropriate for those who have written a play and for those new to playwriting. Each week will delve into a different element of the craft: language, theatricality, character, and story. Every session will give you the chance to produce new work through in-class writing prompts, and offer you opportunities to receive feedback on new or old work. By the end of the four session workshop you will have gained a wide range of entry points for generating a play, enhanced your craft, and attained a clearer view of the theatrical and personal points of view that inform your work as a playwright.

Registration is $60 ($50 for Lit Cleveland members). Find out more and sign up at: http://www.litcleveland.org/finding-the-spark-a-playwriting-workshop.html