WINTER 2022/2023

Description: Always wanted to write a play but didn’t know where to start? Maybe you have some ideas but just don’t know how to set up a scene or build character? Have some scenes already written but want feedback and encouragement to KEEP ON WRITING? This is a class for you! Through a workshop structure, we will explore writing for the theatre through practice and discussion. We will study major components of playwriting, including action, dialogue, and character! Students will complete and workshop writing assignments, and encouraged to provide and receive feedback. We may also study the work of contemporary playwrights and have the opportunity to see Playhouse on Park’s production of Indecent. No previous playwriting experience necessary! Budding writers welcomed! The class will conclude with a showcase of selected pieces performed in a Reader’s Theatre format, to an audience of friends and family.

Tuition: $140, with $15 registration fee

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About the Class

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Ages 17 and up

Location: 224 Ecospace
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Teaching Artists


While finishing his MA in English Education at NYU, Peter DeNegre studied with various playwrights honing his writing skills. What he learned from this experience he brings to his classroom. His teaching philosophy is based in experiential learning, so his students learn various skills of playwriting through a workshop model. For the past two decades, he has taught creative writing courses at the college level in NYC and CT. Three of his plays have been featured in varying community theater showcases across CT.


LIV FASSANELLA (teaching asst.)

Liv Fassanella is a playwright and dramaturg based in Connecticut. Her plays explore diverse experiences of womanhood through horror, comedy, and drama. Her dramaturgy credits include: Playhouse on Park; THE AGITATORS, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. Foul Contending Rebels; EURYDICE. Her passions center around the development of new plays and how to incorporate philanthropy, inclusivity and accessibility into theatre. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bennington College in 2021.