How to Tell Your Own Story

Discussion Series

with E.M. Lewis

What happens when the material you are using to craft a play for the stage is being pulled from your own life story? Welcome to this intimate conversation about the writing process with playwrights and other theater makers, moderated by E. M. Lewis (The Gun Show), and open to all audiences and students. What power does this sort of project give a writer?  What vulnerability?  What made them start?  How did they figure out the structure and presentation of their pieces?  Who helped them along the way? How did their families and communities feel about what they shared?  What did that first production feel like, and what does it all mean to them now?  We’ll hear short excerpts from each guest’s projects, talk about the process, and then open things up to questions!

Guests to-be-announced!

Suggested Accompanying Classes: (Play)Writing Through the Quarantine (Still), Queer Drama Discussion Series, Dramaturgy for the Audience, (Mis)Representation

E.M. Lewis

E.M. Lewis

E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. Lewis received the Steinberg Award for both How the Light Gets In and Song of Extinction,...

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How to Tell Your Own Story

Discussion Series

with E.M. Lewis


October 25, Sunday (1 Class)
6:30 – 8:30pm
with E.M. Lewis
Best for: Everybody

Online Class

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Enrollment Cost

Flex Pass Bonus: Add On, when registering for 1 or more other classes
(contact the box office to register with Flex Passes)

Credits Available
Professional Development Clock-Hour Credit Available

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