The Playwriting Workshop with Trey Nichols
October 8 - December 4 (no workshop Thanksgiving weekend)
Saturdays 10am - 1pm
Every artist needs community--along with a fun and safe place to play. Trey Nichols has been providing such a haven for playwrights since 2001. His playwriting workshop is geared for intermediate to advanced writers, though new playwrights are welcome. Each playwright is asked to bring up to ten pages of a play-in-progress (or 10-minute play) to be read aloud and discussed each week. Feedback discussions are moderated byTrey with the participation of the other writers, in a spirit of support and lively exploration.
The aim of the workshop is to nurture the continued development of each playwright's unique voice and vision, with the goal of completing a one-act play, several 10-minute plays, or a complete act of a full-length play by the end of the 8-week course.
The final session is followed by an evening of readings with actors from Moving Arts and guest actors from the LA theatre community. Won't you join us?
Here's what playwrights are saying
"Nichols speaks the theatrical language brilliantly, and his class gave me a chance to let go of inhibitions and simply write. Supportive but never coddling, providing insight with great perception and clarity, Nichols is a class for the real working playwright." --Aleks Merilo
"Trey's workshops provide an invaluable opportunity to explore the terrain of your play. His comments are funny, smart and, perhaps most important, compassionate his primary concern is helping the playwright discover what's there -- not dictating what should be done." --Tira Palmquist
"Trey's workshop is an invaluable resource for any playwright needing to finish a script. The structure of the workshop and Trey's insightful comments create a support, momentum and energy to the writing, which have personally allowed me to break free of my writer's block and commit pen to paper. Thanks to Trey, I have been able to start and complete a number of scripts which I am not only proud of, but which have received positive feedback from literary managers and audiences alike." --Elizabeth Dement
Trey creates a warm and supportive environment in which you can feel free to do your best work. His excellent dramaturgical skills and background as an actor give him a unique perspective on the writing process. Never judgmental, Trey has an uncanny sense of zeroing in on the heartbeat of a new work and helping coax it to a fuller, more developed
AM STREET PARKING. Please arrive early, there is plenty of street parking but come early and enjoy a coffee at the beach and arrive refreshed!