Playwrights Local & Literary Cleveland Present

Act Out! A Playwriting Workshop
With Dr. Mary E. Weems

September 10, 17, and 24, and October 1 (Thursdays)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Conducted online/remotely via Zoom
$120 ($80 for Literary Cleveland members)


About the Workshop
In this virtual, interactive 4-session, 2-hour workshop, Dr. Mary Weems will share her technique for writing monologues and short plays as political acts. Participants are asked to bring one to three social issues (racism, the Pandemic, transphobia, religious intolerance, sexism, the environment, poverty, etc) they would like to address in writings for the stage.

About the Instructor
Dr. Mary E. Weems’ is a poet, playwright, author, performer, imagination-intellect theorist, and social/cultural foundations scholar. Weems is the author of thirteen books including Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues (2015), five chapbooks, most notably “white” (Wick Award), and numerous poems, articles and book chapters. In 2015 Weems was awarded a Cleveland Arts Prize for her full-length drama MEAT.