Friday, October 23, 2009
Upcoming: Steven Dietz on the Art and Craft of Playmaking, Austin Scriptworks at the State Theatre, November 10
in its Dramatis Personae Series
Steven Dietz on
The Art & Craft of Story Making
Tuesday, November 10 7:00-9:30 pm
The State Theatre,719 Congress Ave.
General Admission $40, Austin Scriptworks members, $25
information and reservations: 512.454.9727; firstname.lastname@example.org
[image: Ralph Barrera, Austin Statesman]
This master class with nationally-renowned playwright Steven Dietz will focus on the "living play." Simply putting words and action onstage does not "activate" a play, so what narrative strategies bring a theatrical story to life? Steven Dietz will describe candid and tangible tools of the playwright's craft used to make a play move, change, and push forward. In short: come to life.
Steven Dietz is one of America's most widely produced playwrights. Since 1983, his more than 30 plays have been regularly produced regionally, off-Broadway and internationally. His latest plays Yankee Tavern and Becky's New Car will be among the most produced plays at local and regional theatres this coming season. Mr. Dietz divides his time between Seattle and Austin, where he is professor of playwriting at the University of Texas.
ABOUT AUSTIN SCRIPT WORKS Austin Script Works is a playwright-driven organization that seeks to promote the craft of dramatic writing and to protect the playwright's integrity by encouraging playwright initiative and harnessing collective potential. The Dramatis Personae series was initiated to provide area playwrights a place to experiment with their craft and to expand their careers. Austin Script Works is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and by individual donors.