Heidi’s class if full. We encourage you to check out our other upcoming adult workshops!
This six-week workshop will meet on Wednesdays September 14th, 21st, 28th, and October 5th, 12th and 19th at The Cabin from 6:30-8:30pm
Writing for performance can be a vulnerable, communal, political act connecting us with space, time, each other and ourselves. In this playwriting workshop for writers across disciplines, we’ll investigate our fundamental curiosities, collecting raw material from daily experience and memory and build new work for the stage. We’ll also incorporate observations from our surrounding community and the global landscape. This will help us create enduring work that matters, no matter our previous experience as playwrights.
Writers from other disciplines can explore an ongoing project in a different light through adaptation—or create something wholly new. Seasoned playwrights have the opportunity to go deeper into this form and push boundaries with great risk. Working off exquisite contemporary plays as inspiration, we’ll break down dramatic writing into its core building blocks, start generating new material and uncover the next steps to further develop our scripts. Let’s play.
Playwright Heidi Kraay examines the connection between brain and body, seeking empathy with fractured characters. Writing across disciplines and training in diverse theater vocabularies give her tools to live better making art. Recent solo and co-devised plays include How To Hide Your Monster, SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething, New Eden and DIRT, which have been presented in Boise, regionally and in NYC through Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT), id Theater (NYC), HomeGrown Theatre and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS, San Francisco). She is a proud teaching artist through The Cabin, BCT and Sage International Schools, and a 2016 MFA recipient in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from CIIS. Member: Dramatists Guild of America. www.heidikraay.com