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August 18th

1pm – 4pm

LAUREN GUNDERSON – NAVIGATING NEW WORKS FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS

SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist by e-mailing Laura Espino: laura@theatrefirst.com

A session for actors and directors, learn about new plays from one of the most produced playwrights in the country. Using Lauren’s work, artists will take a deep dive into the mechanics of a tightly structured script. Explore the clues within a playwright’s intention expressed in rhythm, pause, pace, character description, stage direction, and overall dramatic structure… and how it can help you tell riveting, emotional stories.

What to wear: What you like.

What to bring: However you like to take notes

LAUREN GUNDERSON

Lauren M. Gunderson is the most produced playwright in America of 2017, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award, the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, she is also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the US including South Cost Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The O’Neill, The Denver Center, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire and more. She co-authored Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Margot Melcon, which was one of the most produced plays in America in 2017. Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You, Exit Pursued By A Bear, The Taming, and Toil And Trouble), Dramatists (The Revolutionists, The Book of Will, Silent Sky, Bauer, Miss Bennet) and Samuel French (Emilie). Her picture book Dr Wonderful: Blast Off to the Moon was be released from Two Lions / Amazon in May 2017. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory

8 persons max per class.

All classes will be at Live Oak Theater, Berkeley

 

Individual session: $90

4 PACK: $280 ($70 per session)

8 PACK: $520 ($65 per session)

16 PACK: $960 ($60 per session)

SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist by e-mailing Laura Espino: laura@theatrefirst.com