A biweekly workshop series beginning Thursday, June 17 from 5- 7 PM led by professional and award-winning playwright Gina Stevenson will explore all aspects of playwriting and screenwriting.
Gina Stevensen is a playwright, performer and teaching artist formerly based in Brooklyn. Her plays have been produced in New York City and across the country. They include: Book of Esther (semi-finalist: 2016 Princess Grace Award, workshop production: Binghamton’s KNOW Theater), The Time Crawlers Save the World (grand prize winner: Manhattan Repertory Theater’s one-act competition, space grant recipient: Looking Glass Theater) and Troll Doll’s Big Day (36-hour play festival: Urban Stages). Plays in development: Cruel Sister and When You’re Young You Know You’ll Live Forever at Columbia University.
This workshop will be a real hybrid…
Gina will provide some classroom type instruction, reading and writing assignments, and reading plays and screenplays aloud. Stephen will add Master Class videos, as well as leading the usual submissions and discussions of our own works. We plan to meet every other week with Gina alternating the lead with Stephen.
Gina served as artistic director of Park Slope Day Camp’s Cirque d’Été summer circus camp, and was the 2017 writing coordinator at Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s Writers in Performance Workshop. She has traveled three times to southern India to train in Mohiniyattam, a classical Indian dance-drama form. She was the choreographer for Narcissus: An Ancient Roman Pantomime, a new opera that aired on PBS in March of 2016. She received her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch and an MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University.