Monarch Theater NYC Playwriting Workshop

Monarch Theater NYC presents award-winning playwrights Migdalia Cruz and John Jesurun, two artists known for their spirited and multidimensional approach to writing for the theater. The twice-weekly intensive playwriting workshop runs from October 5-November 30, 2010.

New York, NY, August 05, 2010 --( The Playwriting Intensive is a rare workshop opportunity for serious early-career playwrights to work closely with experienced mentors and focus intensely on developing a specific work. The eight-week workshop concentrates on developing the individual voice of the playwright in an atmosphere that is both disciplined and open to diverse ideas and approaches. Participants are given the option to focus on exploring the creative initiatives that move their own work. Constructive, rigorous discourse is integrated with a flexible work session environment. The varied directions of the participants are facilitated through alternating sessions with Cruz and Jesurun. The Playwriting Intensive process features individual and group assignments, mentorship, guest talks, theater visits, feedback, a retreat, and a public reading of scripts with actors. Monarch Theater NYC welcomes playwrights who seek to expand and enrich their work in a supportive and dynamic atmosphere. Workshop limited to ten students.

Monarch Theater is dedicated to staging contemporary theater that challenges and excites the creators and audience alike. Our interest in a wide variety of texts has led to the creation of not only stage plays but movement based pieces, puppet shows, podcasts, media and radio plays. Working with artists from different disciplines is essential to our mission in creating a laboratory for new work in collaboration with those who challenge the political and theatrical status quo. Recently supported projects this year include: Liz One by John Jesurun, Ghost Stories directed by José Zayas and Days And Nights directed by Byungkoo Ahn.

Intensive Information
When: October 5, 2010-November 30, 2010
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM

Where: La MaMa rehearsal studios at 47 Great Jones St

To Apply: Guidelines at

Tuition: $750
Limited Scholarships Available

Monarch Theater
Jennifer Ortega