Play for Keeps
A new year of Play for Keeps is coming! The writing workshop sessions will take place on Sunday evenings in August, September, and October at a new site, Next Door (659 West Diversey Parkway in Chicago). The whole thing launches on Sunday, July 29, with a 6:00 event for previous P4K participants and other interested guests.
Workshop sessions will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 on the following Sunday evenings:
Launched in 2006, Stockyards Theatre Project's Play for Keeps continues to fulfill the Stockyards mission of giving volume to the voice of women by creating positive, substantial roles in plays for women performers.
In Play for Keeps, participants begin by bringing in any ideas they have for scenes, characters or scenarios and begin developing a play structure, style and character. Through the workshop they bring their voice into a dramatic structure and begin to share their work for facilitated group feedback. Stockyards Producing Artistic Director Francesca Peppiatt, who created the initiative, facilitates these critique sessions. Participants include emerging playwrights as well as actors who have never written or who are working on a show for themselves and need somewhere to develop. This program is also helpful for actors who may not be ready to start writing but would like to participate in the creative process while strengthening their cold reading skills. American Theatre magazine had this to say about Play for Keeps.
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