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Playwriting through Memory, Invention, and Constraints

February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Ariel Stess
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Playwriting through Memory, Invention, and Constraints is a playwriting workshop with an emphasis on using memory to inspire dramatic premises, emotional journeys, character development, on-stage imagery, and setting. We will also utilize exercises for conjouring new worlds and moments, and inventing and developing new characters, premises, and storylines. Lastly, we will use constraint-based writing exercises to generate ideas for dynamic scenes, conflicts, and character relationships. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a great deal of rough material to feed into the writing of a new play.

Ariel Stess is a playwright and director originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, who recently moved to Charlottesville from NYC. Recent productions: I’m Pretty F-ed Up, (Five Stars in Time Out NY), and Heartbreak, written and directed by Ariel (a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick). Ariel is under commission by Playwrights Horizons and was a 2016 Resident of Yaddo and Ryder Farm.

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February 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ariel Stess


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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