Fall 2012 session begins September 15th, 2012.

Classes meet in downtown Los Angeles. Dates and instructors are subject to change.

This 10-week workshop is designed to help new and experienced writers start or develop new plays into scripts that are ready to be put on stage. Each 4-hour session includes:

  • A warm-up writing exercise
  • Reading and discussion of works in progress
  • Reading assignments from dramatic literature to inspire writers with their work
  • A closing exercise to focus on the next week’s work

The workshop culminates in staged readings of the works in progress at East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theater.

September 15, 2012 – December 1, 2012
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm
(No class on 11/3, 11/24)

Staged Readings: December 13 – 20, 2012

Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center
222 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fee: $400 (ACTS members $375)

Doris Baizley is a founding member of LA Theaterworks. Her plays MRS. CALIFORNIA, SHILOH RULES, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL have been produced in many U.S. regional theaters. Recent documentary plays are: PEACE CRIMES and SISTER KENNY’S CHILDREN at The History Theatre in St. Paul, MN; ONE DAY/SARAH HOUSE, winner of a 2009 Santa Barbara Independent Press Award for original script; and SEXSTING, winner of the first Guthrie Theatre/Playwrights Center Two-Headed Challenge Grant. She recently story-edited Anne Makepeace’s documentary feature film WE STILL LIVE HERE!, winner of the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Festival Inspiration Award and the 2011 Telluride Moving Mountains Award. She also teaches a documentary theater workshop as part of the new “Voices of Justice” curriculum at Loyola Marymount University.

IMPORTANT: To enroll, or if you have any questions, please contact EWP Literary Manager Jeff Liu at jliu@eastwestplayers.org.

Please note that enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis and you do not have a spot in the class unless you personally receive an enrollment form from Jeff.

To apply for a scholarship, please download the application form at:
Fall 2012 Scholarship Application