Playwrights' Workshop

You get an idea for a play. Now, how do you build it into a narrative? Moments grow into scenes. The movement of scenes becomes a language in itself. Story is secondary to something more elusive: a dramatic world recognizable from our lives. We are here to support you, whether you’re just beginning or writing a full-length play. We will read work, discuss problems, and use exercises to trigger observation and imagination. Instructor: Peter Littlefield



Start Date

September 19, 2019









10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 19

Instructors: Peter Littlefield


Peter Littlefield

Stage Director, Playwright, Dramaturg

Peter Littlefield has spent 30 years re-imagining opera for companies in the U.S. and Europe, including San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Theater Basil, Prague National Opera. Handel's Partenope, co-directed with Christopher Alden at the English National Opera, won the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. He participated in the New York downtown scene for many years, writing and directing original work at the Kitchen, the Pyramid and other theaters and clubs. His recent adaptation of Peter Pan, for the Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, was called "a stranger, sexier version" by The New York Times. He studied with the playwright/director Maria Irene Fornes.