New York Theatre Workshop and Poetic theater Productions will host Veteran Voices Playwriting Workshop. This workshop series will be held on Zoom on Fridays from 6-8pm ET beginning on Friday October 22nd, except for one Tuesday workshop on December 14th. The showcase reading will take place on Friday, December 17, 7-9pm ET.
This a free workshop series for veterans and the family members of veterans designed to take participants' writing to the next level. The nine-week series will focus on honing skills specific to playwriting and on deepening participants' professional development in the theater world.
This workshop series is ideal for artists who have participated in Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices Workshop Series or other writing workshop series, have a solid foundation in writing and sharing their own stories in the form of poetry or poetic storytelling, and now want to take their ability to create theatre to the next level. This series will help participants create a piece of theatre, excerpts from which will be cast by New York Theatre Workshop and read by professional actors in a staged reading at the end of the workshop series.
**Submission deadline is Monday, October 11, 11:59pm ET.**
WORKSHOP DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
October 22nd - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
October 29th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
November 5th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
November 12th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
November 19th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
December 3 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
December 10 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
TUESDAY December 14th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET
December 17th - FINAL PRESENTATION 7:00pm - 9:00pm ET
December 20th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET optional but strongly encouraged debrief with Veteran Voices Jenny Pacanowski
All workshops will take place over Zoom. All participants must attend all workshops in the series, as they are designed to build one upon the other. The Zoom meeting link will be provided to participants upon acceptance into the program.
The Veteran Voices Playwriting Workshop Series will be led by Dylan Guerra and assisted by Jenny Pacanowski.
Dylan is a New York City based playwright, director, and actor originally from Miami, Florida. His mission in the arts is to create diverse and challenging new works that promote cross sectional conversation. He's a member of EST's Youngblood, Ars Nova's Playgroup and Interstate 73 with P73. He has been a finalist for The Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, NBC Universal's Writers on the Verge Program, The MTC Directing Fellowship, The Drama League Hangar Directing Fellowship, and a semifinalist for the Sundance Episodic Television Writers Program. His solo-show "Find Him" recurs at Ars Nova.
Jenny is Poetic Theater Productions’ Veteran Voices Program Director. She is also the Founder and Director of Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving, a reintegration program utilizing writing and performance to empower experiences and facilitate skills to thrive in daily life. In the Army while deployed to Iraq, Jenny was a combat medic and provided medical support for convoys with the Marines, Air Force, and the Army. She also did shifts in the Navy medical hospital. Jenny is a professional poet, performer, public speaker and playwright. She has been featured on WFMZ, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Turner Classic Movies, Thriver Thursday’s with Robin Roberts, and The Chew on ABC. Her critically acclaimed play, “Dionysus in America,” was featured at the Vortex theatre in Austin, Texas. Jenny believes successful reintegration programming such as Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving is essential to diminishing the plague of suicide, addiction, and homelessness in the veteran community.
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