AD: Online Playwriting Classes on Zoom

AD: Online Playwriting Classes on Zoom

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Riant Theatre
New York, NY 10001


Van Fisher

Job Details


Online Playwriting Class on Zoom

This class might be right for you if you:

·      o   Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play;

·      o   Are starting out in the world of playwriting or want to write your first play;

·     o    If you want feedback on a play you’ve been writing and would like to do some rewrites;

·     o    Want to learn some of the elements of writing a play, building a character and telling your story.

In this class you will:

·      o   Read various plays of different genres and discuss them;

·      o   Be given assignments in class to write a scene in 15 minutes and then have people read your scene aloud and receive feedback;

·      o   Bring in new pages and have them read aloud in class by others and receive feedback;

·      o   Be given assignments to strengthen your writing skills;

·      o   Network with other artists in the class;

·      o   Receive inspiration from invited industry guest speakers; and

·      o   Some playwrights may be invited to submit their plays to the acclaimed Strawberry One-Act Festival and the Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival in New York City.

Online Playwriting Classes On Zoom

·      o   Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm Eastern Standard Time (10 Weeks)
   June 2nd through August 4, 2020

·     o    Wednesdays, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Standard Time (10 Weeks)
   July 8th through September 9, 2020

·     o    Saturdays, 11am – 2pm Eastern Standard Time (10 Weeks)
   June 6th through August 15th (No classes July 4th)

To Register go to

Join us for our Online Play Reading of WALTER'S DEAD by Mario Corry on Zoom, Sunday, May 17th at 7pm.
RSVP to see it at

What happens when 2 Brother’s from 2 Father’s marry 2 Sister’s from 2 Mother’s, live under the same roof and unexpectedly take in a homeless man who dies and leaves them with his ashes, his memories and their problems. It’s called Walter’s Dead a situation comedy. Sexy, Racy, Political and Crazy.

There will be a TALK BACK afterwards with the Playwright and Cast after the reading. Van Dirk Fisher, Founder & Artistic Director of the Riant Theatre and producer of the JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL will be the moderator.

To learn more about the JOCUNDA FESTIVAL visit



June 2, 2020 - September 9, 2020