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Playhouse Theatre Academy offers programs, workshops and Master classes in special topics that allow teens and adults to connect with professional artists and expand their skill set. Past topics have included Improvisation, Broadway Dance: FOSSE, the Art of Clowning, and Contemporary Musical Theatre Auditioning.

Tuesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 3, 2020

Virtual Jumpstart Playwriting Class for Adults

with Arlene Hutton

7:00pm - 9:00pm via Zoom
Once you register, a Zoom link will be sent to you.

JUMPSTART is for playwrights, actors, directors, designers and anyone interested in exploring the creative process and broadening their skills in storytelling. Whether you are new to playwriting or in the middle of a project, you already possess, deep inside you, everything you need to jumpstart your art and bring forth your unique voice For theatre artists and writers of all genres looking for ideas, this workshop includes a series of in-class exercises which reveal a roadmap to the wonders and revelations of the unconscious mind.

ARLENE HUTTON is an alumna of New Dramatists and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Circle Repertory and the Dramatists Guild. Her plays have received development at the New Harmony Project, the Lark, The Barrow Group, and London's Orange Tree Theatre. Hutton is best known for The Nibroc Trilogy, which includes LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC (Drama League Best Play nomination), SEE ROCK CITY (Spirit of America Award) and GULF VIEW DRIVE (L.A. Weekly, Ovation Award nominations), all published by Dramatist Play Service and recently seen in award-winning revivals in Chicago, Washington, D.C, and at Rubicon Theatre (2018 Ovation Award for Best Production: Gulf View Drive) Her plays have been presented Off- and Off-Off-Broadway and at theatres across the U.S., in London, Edinburgh, and throughout the world.

Her play KISSED THE GIRLS AND MADE THEM CRY, commissioned by Hall High in West Hartford and directed by Sean Harris, was named Winner, Best Original/New Work, for Broadway World Connecticut, 2015. Hutton is a three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, eight-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize and recipient of the Lippmann Award, the Calloway Award, an EST/Sloan Commission, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship and a Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Residencies include the Australian National Playwrights Conference, Blue Mountain Center, MacDowell Colony, SPACE at Ryder Farm, William Inge Center and Yaddo. Two of her short plays have been recorded for Playing On Air podcast including CLOSING COSTS, featuring Amy Ryan and Michael Stuhlbarg. Hutton has taught at the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Arts International in Assisi, Italy, Fordham University, the College of Charleston and as a guest artist at colleges around the country. She currently teaches playwriting at The Barrow Group in New York City.

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