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Date(s) - 09/11/2018 - 10/16/2018
12:00 am

The Flatiron Writers Room

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Often considered the “small bites” of the theatre world, ten-minute plays are short but sweet-ish: they can pack small bursts of flavor using limited ingredients of character, time, and place. The bites are sometimes sweet or salty, sometimes bitter or brassy. More and more theatres are producing ten-minute play festivals annually.

In this six-week workshop, each writer will develop one or two short plays. We will begin with a series of prompts, then bring pages of dialog to class each week to share in a script reading format. Writing and revising will occur both in class and between classes. No experience with scriptwriting is required.

As a special add-on, students registered for the class may purchase a 30-minute private coaching session with Bonnie. (Only 4 spaces available).

Please bring to the first class two different news articles that report on people or events that you find intriguing. Please clip or print out each report, as we will swap them in class for an exercise.

Register online here. To register by check instead of via Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting.

Class meets Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm starting September 11, 2018.

Cost: $250 if you register before September 2, 2018, $275 after.

Bonnie Milne Gardner, PhD, is an award-winning playwright and life-long Dramatists Guild member who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She recently became Emeritus Professor of theatre at Ohio Wesleyan University where she taught Playwriting and American Drama. Bonnie has worked as a director, dramaturg, and playwright with theatres around the country. Venues that have produced her plays include San Diego’s Human Rights Theatre Festival, Cleveland Play House, CATCO, Kent State University, New School for Drama, and Lovecreek Productions in NYC. Gardner’s scripts were finalists at E. Albee Playwrights Conference, Dispatch Short Play Contest, OSU Eileen Heckert Drama Competition, and McClaren Comedy Contest, but she is particularly proud of winning the limerick contest during the 2004 Southern Playwrights Festival. She was twice awarded an Ohio Arts Council Excellence in Playwriting grant. Her book, The Emergence of the Playwright-Director in American Theatre was published in 2001 by Edwin Mellon Press.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until 5 p.m. one week before the first class session starts via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at] for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

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