Lyric Writing Workshop


Led by 2018 Kleban Prize winning lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz, this workshop will examine the art and science of lyric writing.

Join 2018 Kleban Prize winning lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz for a comprehensive look into the art and science of writing lyrics for the theatre. Amanda will delve deep into rhyme, structure, and song form across various types of musicals using her own work and examples from the canon. Learn how to follow the rules and when to break them. She will also cover practical topics like submission techniques, collaboration, and general writing practices.

AMANDA YESNOWITZ: Winner of 2018 Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Dottie Burman Award, Jamie deRoy and Friends Award, and 8 MAC nominations, all for excellence and vision in lyric writing. Selected projects: SOMEWHERE IN TIME (Portland Center Stage world premiere; 7 PAMTA noms; NAMT finalist), BY THE NUMBERS (ASCAP Workshop; Goodspeed’s Mercer Colony), THE HISTORY OF WAR (NYMF invited selection), THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (Hangar Theatre world premiere). RECORDINGS: “Gotta Start Small” (Stephanie Block, PS Classics; Live from Lincoln Center /PBS/Broadway HD). PODCASTS: LiveWire Radio; Keith Price’s Curtain Call. Notable: Featured writer at the Kennedy Center (ASCAP centennial) and Boston’s Symphony Hall (“No Looking Back” performed by Keith Lockhart and the Pops). Her lyrics have been published in The DramatistTimeNewsdayThe NY Daily NewsThe Sydney Morning Herald, and The New York Times. Strange but true: competitive crossword puzzle solver and published constructor (NY Times, 08/26/12. . . no ordinary Sunday).

Register today for the

Lyric Writing Workshop!

Date: Wednesday, July 18th
Time: 7PM-8:30PM
Location: Midtown NYC

Exact location will be sent to registrants.

A comprehensive look into the art and science of writing lyrics for the theatre.

*Spots are EXTREMELY LIMITED given the exclusive nature of this event.*