A Buncha People Totally Not Inspired by My Family: Creating Characters for Comedy
Feb2820177:00 pm - 9:00 pm216 Tremont
This event is not open to the public.
Sponsored by Student Activities with Emerson Playwrights Collective
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Affiliated faculty MJ Halberstadt '10 leads this writing master class, open to all Emerson students. Playwrights and screenwriters of all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. RSVP here.
Halberstadt is a Boston-based playwright and alumnus of Emerson College (BA Theatre Education) and Boston University (MFA Playwriting). Full-length plays include Brute (Pingree School), Grindr (and other concerns), (The Survivalists), i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost (Boston Teen Acting Troupe), That Time the House Burned Down (Fresh Ink Theatre), The Launch Prize, and not Jenny (both Bridge Rep of Boston). His work has been developed or acknowledged by the BCA/CompanyOne Play Lab, BU's Creative Writing Global Fellowship, Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script (The Launch Prize), the KCACTF Region 1 Conference, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
The mission of the Emerson Playwrights Collective is to support Emerson students who create new work for the stage, at all ranges of experience. Our role is to facilitate inclusive, non-academic convenings for the development of work and ideas. We foster an abundance of bold ideas reaching all styles, with an emphasis on process over product. The role of playwright as scriptwriter is discussed and deconstructed in an exploration of traditional, contemporary, and experimental forms. The Emerson Playwrights Collective meetings are open to any major and year, with no prerequisite talent, audition, or interview.