THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE and TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE present:
How To Write The Ten-Minute Play -- And Get It Produced!
-- a workshop with Mark Harvey Levine
Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost $125.00 until March 13, 2014 ($150.00 after March 13th)
Lunch included with registration
Ten minute plays are a great way to get started as a Playwright. And it's a great way to experiment, create and discover your dramatic voice. More and more theatres have festivals and contests specifically for the genre. It is far easier to get a ten minute play produced than a full-length one.
And most theaters want plays that haven't been produced -- which means the new writer has just as good a chance as the experienced one.
In this workshop, participants will hear how to write a good, tight ten minute play that theaters will want to produce. Everything from how to get ideas to format to characters to genre will be covered. They’ll learn what to do, and what not to do, in their script. They’ll have a chance to do a little writing of their own. They’ll learn several different techniques for writing their first drafts and how to approach the rewrites.
And then, just as importantly, they'll find out how to get that play produced! How to get it into the hands of theaters all over the world, and how to get into festivals and contests. How to market their play and get it on stage!
Mark Harvey Levine has had over 1000 productions of his ten-minute plays all around the world, from New York to Sao Paulo to Seoul to Sydney. His plays have been produced all over the United States, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, The Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, The Netherlands, The Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.
Evenings of his short plays, such as "Cabfare For The Common Man", have been produced in Amsterdam, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Indianapolis, Columbus, and other cities.
Mark was born in Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University's School of Drama. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Sara, and their young son. More information at www.MarkHarveyLevine.com.