"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention." - Flannery O'Connor
The Playwriting Workshop Class sessions are conducted by published playwright Jeremy Kareken who teaches writing at NYU and who is also an actor as well as a writer. In addition to his teaching the Playwriting workshop, Mr. Kareken also monitors the monthly session of Chelsea Rep's Playwriting LAB under the auspices of Chelsea Repertory Company. Each month writers in the classes are able to submit and hear their selected work read in directed readings featuring actors and directors from the Studio alumni.
Playwriting is a very different craft from writing prose - when one writes for actors, you need to understand the methods actors use to bring a playwright's words to life. In this class the student will learn the subtle techniques characters use to influence each other - and how to make situations exciting and filled with tension.
In all areas of acting, auditioning, public speaking, directing and playwriting, the Studio offers private coaching for actors working on theatre/film/TV roles, or those needing audition preparation. Also for people seeking monologue, scene study classwork, voice & speech, accent reduction and/or MFA graduate program preparation.