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AFL’s 8-Week Playwrighting Course

May 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - June 27, 2021 @ 1:30 pm


This 8-week course is intended to not only provide a safe space for anyone to hone their craft of playwrighting but also get exposure to the other sides of being a playwright including having their words brought to life on stage. This course will be in a hybrid format, where you can choose to video-in or attend in person. Each class, including the first class, playwrights will be asked to bring approximately 10-minutes of material to class, that will be brought to life by local actors. After each piece is read, the instructor will lead a constructive feedback session and discussion about the piece. The last two workshops will be reserved for providing feedback on the specific piece that the playwright has selected as their showcase piece. This could be a complete 10-minute play, monologue, or excerpt of a longer piece. This workshop is divided into three sections: workshop, rehearsal, and showcase performance.

Classes will take place May 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 10, 13, 24, 27.
Sunday classes will be held from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm and Thursday classes from 7 – 9:30 pm.
The showcase will be held on June 9 and 10.
Instructor Bio: Award-winning playwright, Megan Ann Jacobs, has always believed in the power of stories. After studying both theatre and English at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Megan launched out into the vast world of playwrighting and became a proud member of both the Dramatists Guild of America and the New Play Exchange. In addition to her writing, Megan hones her craft from many angles including as an actor and director, having worked with several different companies throughout the years. She is also dedicated to helping others find their voices and developing new works in the community and is a founding member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle. Megan is currently the Artistic Director with Rapture Theatre where she challenges herself to help others bring their passions to life. She feels blessed to have her writing validated with several awards and productions throughout the United States. Her full-length show, “aMUSEd,” has seen the dazzling lights of production 5 times before being picked up by By/For Publishing, LLC in early 2020. Her most recent full-length work, “Coping with Autumn,” has received several honors and awards throughout the country. Her 10-minute plays continue to be selected for production. Megan is always hungry for new opportunities and connections. You can find out more about this quirky, nerdy, and passionate storyteller by visiting her website.


May 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am
June 27, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
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