Scranton Fringe Teen Playwright Workshop

Ages:  7th-12th grade
Dates:  August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Time:  4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fee:  $36.00 members; $40.00 non-members

Students in grades 7th -12th will work with professional performing artists and script writers from the Scranton Fringe Festival during an after school program held at the Everhart Museum.
This workshop is primarily designed for teens interested in playwriting and developing artistic written work.  Lessons will be based around the concept of having the students explore, engage, and draw inspiration from the Everhart Museum’s collections. Fundamentals will include the structure of playwriting and how to compose, produce, and promote your own work. Students will recognize their talent as they develop self-esteem and positive social skills during weekly peer review. At the culmination of the program, a selection of scripts cultivated from this workshop will be offered a stage reading performance, with guest actors provided, at the 2017 Scranton Fringe Festival.

Lead Artist Instructor:
Ted LoRusso is a Scranton native and a published playwright/scriptwriter. Ted’s career spans over three decades in New York City/Off-Broadway stages (Dixon Place, Twilight Theatre Co., Emerging Artists Theatre Festival, The Kitchen Theatre, INTAR Theatre etc.) His film script Cracking Up (with Matt Miller) was the winner of the Venice International Film Festival Critic’s Choice Award and the New York Underground Film Festival People’s Choice Award. He brings extensive experience to serve as the head instructor.

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For more information on this program or to register a student, please call our programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516.

This program is sponsored by: