Advanced Playwriting (Summer 2021) (Online)

08/14/2021 - 10/09/2021




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Saturdays
Session Dates: Aug. 14, 21, 28
Sept. 4, 25
Oct 2, 9
Session Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time


Advanced Playwriting (Summer 2021) (Online)

Aug. 14 - Oct. 09
10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Marisela Treviño Orta

In this class students will write or revise a full length play. Using a workshop class approach, students will have multiple opportunities to share their work for in-class feedback facilitated by the instructor. Students are welcome to bring plays at any stage of development. We will take a holistic approach to examining each other’s work—not only focusing on plot, but on all the theatrical elements that can be utilized for storytelling (i.e. imagery, metaphor, structure, etc.). Not only will students deepen their writing craft, they will also develop their ability to give feedback to peers. 
Prerequisites: The writer has completed at least one play or screenplay, and has some rewriting and/or new play workshopping experience.


An award-winning playwright, Marisela Treviño Orta is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. A poet for many years, Marisela found her way to the playwriting in 2004 while completing an MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco where she studied poetry. Marisela is an alumna of the 2018/2019 Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, the Playwrights Foundation’s Resident Playwright Initiative, a founding member of the Bay Area Latino Theatre Artists Network, and a member of the Latinx Theatre Commons’ national Steering Committee. 


20% Early Bird Registration Discount Available when students register by June 30, 2021

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to set up a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
Session Dates

Aug. 14, 21, 28
Sept. 4, 25

Oct. 02, 09

Time 10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

This course is specifically designed for advanced writers.

No class Sept. 11 or Sep. 18