Oct 8 – Dec 3 – History Alive: Dramatic Writing Workshop

$65 workshop fee
5 sessions
Thursday evenings 6-8p
On Zoom
Oct 8 & 22 | Nov 5 & 19 | Dec 3
This five-session workshop will meet for two-hour sessions every other week totaling ten hours total. Over the course of the ten weeks, each participant will write a 3-5 minute dramatic monologue based on local historical newspaper articles.
The source material for these writings will be provided from Catskill Mountain News Archives and other local texts. The participants will learn basic playwriting and character writing skills. The first several weeks of the class will be spent writing and editing these pieces, as well as reading their work aloud and receiving feedback from fellow participants and the instructor.
At the fourth class, the monologues will be handed over to a cast of actors. The playwrights will spend the class meeting with their actors and director (Laura) to develop the performance of their monologues. For the culmination of the class, the actors will perform the monologue with introductions by the writers. This performance can either be performed live via ZOOM or recorded.
About the teaching instructor:

New York based theatre director, Laura Josepher, has been directing, teaching, and coaching professionally in New York City for the past thirty years. She recently taught the History Alive Theatre Camp at Roxbury Arts Group. Directing credits include Murder for Two at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Godspell and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The International College of Musical Theatre (ICMT); Edges at Den Danske Scenekunstskole in Fredericia, Denmark; and the new musical Searching for Romeo at the NY Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Along with partner, David Sisco, she runs ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, a resource that helps teachers, students and professionals find well-written, largely unpublished contemporary musical theatre songs. Together they wrote the book, Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent. Laura has a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre, and a Bachelor of Music, both from New York University. She has taught or been a Guest Artist at Fordham University, Syracuse University, Den Danske Scenekunstskole, Marymount Manhattan College, and New York University, as well as running a private audition coaching studio. She is also an Equity stage manager, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and a Member of SDC.  She lives in New York City and Andes, NY with her husband and two daughters.

To Register for $65 for the History Alive Workshop click below.