2015 Southampton International Theatre Workshops & Festival

 Playwriting Workshop | Festival | Workshop+Festival | Residency/Festival | Listener's Pass

 

Playwriting Workshops July 15-19
Participants may attend one of the following:

 

Workshop 1 with HALLEY FEIFFER: 5-Day Intensive Playwriting Workshop (July 15-19)*

"HAHAHA!" I mean "OW!" I mean BOTH: Exploring the Balance of Comedy and Tragedy in Playwriting

This workshop will focus on how closely related comedy and tragedy can be, and explore the ways in which each extreme can inform the other and a play at large. Students will complete in-class exercises as well as take-home assignments, with an eye towards mining both humor and the pain as they explore these intertwined tones on the page.

Workshop 2 with JON ROBIN BAITZ: 5-Day Intensive Playwriting Workshop (July 15-19)*

Students in this 5-day workshop focus on the craft of playwriting. Workshop size is limited.

Workshop size is limited.

12 Day Festival (July 8 to 19):

THEATRE FESTIVAL - The Southampton International Theatre Festival brings together theatre artists from around the world to share, create, and present new works for the theatre.  Our acclaimed faculty-artists, talented students and alumni collaborate during our vibrant summer session.  Workshop attendees in all genres, day-pass Listeners, and community members gather to experience exciting new theatre work in various phases of development. 

Workshop + 12 Day Festival (July 8 to 19)

Workshop + 12 Day Festival (July 8 to 19)

Arrive early, and intensify....

In addition to the workshop, join the Southampton International Theatre Festival. Arrive on July 8, stay through July 19, and get two readings of your play.  

The first reading of the Festival is a closed session for you, a resident director and a mentor that will be assigned to your piece. Immediately after the reading,  you and the mentor meet a one-on-one for notes.  Writers spend the next few days re-writing and rehearsing for a second public reading, this one open to the Southampton Writers Conference community. Actors for both readings will be drawn from a company of professional resident actors

Festival mentors this year include (list in formation):

William Carden, Executive Director, Ensemble Studio Theatre

Abigail Katz, Director of New Play Development, Atlantic Theatre Co.

 Playwrights can choose to participate in the Workshop sessions alone, the Festival process alone, or the Festival plus one of the workshops, led either by Jon Robin Baitz or Halley Feiffer

 Additionally, writers are invited and encouraged to attend lectures and special events sponsored by the 40th Annual Southampton Writers Conference, one of America‚Äôs pre-eminent literary gatherings. 

Residency/Festival (July 8 to 19)

Wish you had a place to get away from the distractions of your everyday life and finally finish that script?  Now you do.  Spend 12 days in the seclusion of your own room hammering away at your laptop. When you need a break, some inspiration, or some conversation with other writers, the Southampton International Theatre Festival is there for the taking.   Plus have your work-in-progress read twice during your stay. 

The first session of the Festival is a closed reading for you, a resident director and a mentor that will be assigned to your piece. Immediately after the reading, the playwright and the mentor meet a one-on-one for notes.  Writers spend the next few days re-writing and rehearsing for a second public reading, this one open to the Southampton Writers Conference community. Actors for both readings will be drawn from a company of professional resident actors

Festival mentors this year include (list in formation):

William Carden, Executive Director, Ensemble Studio Theatre

Abigail Katz, Director of New Play Development, Atlantic Theatre Co.

To make the most of your time with us, you are required to reserve a single dorm room.  Room cost is not included.         

Listener's Pass (July 8 to 19)

Love theatre but not writing?  Get access all the play readings, events and receptions.  Plus access to all  that the Southampton Writers Conference has offer and you don't have to pick up a single pen (though you'll probably want to). Listener's Pass attendees do not get access to workshops or closed play readings.

For Workshop Costs & to Apply See Application & Guidelines

Faculty is subject to change.