2014 Southampton International Theatre Workshops & Festival

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

 

 5 Day Intensive Playwriting (July 9 to 13):

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

DAVID ADJMI - Writing a new play can be amazingly daunting. So often writers get excited by the initial impetus for a new piece but don’t know where to go next. How does one move from the Idea of a new play to The Play Itself?  This workshop will lead you through a series conversations, experiments, and exercises designed to kick-start your playwriting process. This class is designed for writers who have the beginning of something—a cluster of dialogue, an image, a character, or even just a strong intuition—and the desire to take it further. You will leave the class with new scenes, new ideas for structure, new tools, and a new motivation to sit down and write the play. Students must come to this workshop prepared to think, write and create a lot.

  

  12 Day Festival (July 9 to 20):

THEATRE FESTIVAL - The new 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 9 to 20)

Extend your stay, and intensify.... In addition to the workshop with David Adjmi, join the Southampton International Theatre Festival, extend your stay through July 20 and get two readings of your play (or work in progress). 

The first reading – in a closed setting, we provide the actors and one of Stony Brook Southampton’s theatre faculty to give you feedback.  Take your notes and spend the next few days editing for the second reading.

The second reading – The actors return for an in-house presentation of works in development open to the Theatre Festival and Southampton Writers Conference attendees.    

Residency/Festival (July 9 to 20)

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 reading – in a closed setting, we provide the actors and one of Stony Brook Southampton’s theatre faculty to give you feedback.  Take your notes and spend the next few days editing for the second reading.

The second reading – The actors return for an in-house presentation of works in development open to the Theatre Festival and Southampton Writers Conference attendees.    

Catch readings and craft talks with some of the best writers in the country, converse with participants about the pangs of being a writer, then head to your room and crank out some more pages.  As part of the residency program, you also have access to all the Southampton Writers Conference has to offer, except for morning workshops. 

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 9 to 20)

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.

 


 

adjmi  DAVID ADJMI was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine.His play Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep and was remounted at Soho Rep in 2013. His play 3C( Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, June 2012) and was dubbed "revelatory" by the New York Times and “the most divisive and controversial play of the season” by the New York Post.Elective Affinities, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company, received a U.S. premiere at Soho Rep starring Zoe Caldwell (Top 10 of the year in Time Out New York, New Yorker.) Other plays include Elective, (RSC, Soho Rep with Zoe Caldwell,) Stunning (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), The Evildoers (Sundance, Yale Repertory Theatre), Caligula (Soho Rep Studio Series), and Strange Attractors (Empty Space).

David was awarded a Mellon Foundation Playwrights Residency, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Kesselring Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwright Award, among others.. He currently holds commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep and the Royal Court, and he is the recipient of the 2012 Fadiman Award from Center Theatre Group.

A collection of David’s work, Stunning and Other Plays, is published by TCG, and his work is included in The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays




 

 

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