Shape Up

Have a script you’re stalled out on? Need to figure out where that “I Want” song should go in your book? Our Writer’s Group is the place for you!

Sometimes even if you want to get your show in better shape, it can be hard to do it on your own.  Most people need structure . . . the classmates who are going through the exercises with you, the homework, etc. . . . in order to stay on track with their goals.

That’s why my Director of Creative Development, Eric Webb (aka the guy who reads all the submissions that we receive), and I put together a new writer’s group called SHAPE UP: A 6 Week Workout For Writers that caters specifically to novice and seasoned writers who are looking for support, feedback and a place to explore.  Spanning six weekly sessions, this class will give each participant a chance to present new work and get feedback from Eric and the other classmates on how to improve it.

Writers will engage in cold readings of each other’s work, provide feedback and engage new goals and assignments for each session.  I guarantee your work will shape up much faster when you’re in a room with other passionate, smart writers like yourself.  And it’s a lot more productive than staring at your computer screen all by yourself until the wee hours of the morning. (You’ve been there, right?)

We are looking for 8 folks who are super serious about getting their stuff in shape.  You must be prepared to bring new material to each session (rewrites are fine), and you must be willing to read others’ material out loud and actively participate in conversations about the material in a supportive and encouraging manner. This group is open to dramatists, librettists and librettists/lyricists – however, due to the heavy focus on text, composers may not find this group as beneficial (but don’t worry, we’ll have something for composers soon!).

The workshop starts Monday, October 26th from 6:30-9:30 PM and runs for six weeks, straight through to Monday, November 30th.

So if you’re excited and committed to pushing your work to the next level and helping others get there as well, this is the group for you!

Click here to register.

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