Writing for Diversity on the Page & for the Stage with Sandra Daley

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM until Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 8:30 PMEastern Standard Time

    Instructor: Sandra Daley
    2 hour session on Tuesdays
    Five VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    November 10 to December 15, no session November 24
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants

    Folks say Write what you know! YES. Write from the heart. Write from your soul. Write from your experiences. BUT. Dare to write about others. Research. Investigate. Engage in conversation. Each week, students are asked to research and write a ten-minute play given "diverse" characters and various other prompts. In class, we read and discuss the work. What did you find? How were you challenged? Do the scenarios feel "real" and "authentic"? Is there an offense? What scared you? Students should have some experience in playwriting.

    Sandra Daley-Sharif is an Afro-Caribbean artist, living in Harlem. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College under the mentorship of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Two of her plays made it to the Kilroys List 2017. She is a Eugene O’Neill (2017), Princess Grace Award (2019), and a Bay Area Festival semi-finalist (2020). Most recently, The Fire This Time presented a reading of her full-length play Hedda: A Portrait of a (Young) Woman and a production of her short play Anonymous, which was also produced by the EstroGenius Festival. Sandra’s play Straddling the Edge is a Barbour Award finalist and was recently workshopped at the cell theatre. Les Fréres is a 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist and was workshopped at University of Toronto (2019). Shirley and Iris was presented at the Going to the River Festival at EST, and Jake was produced at New Perspectives Theater, and most at Silver Spring Stage. Her choreo-poem Genesis was presented May 2017 at 50in50:Writing Women Into Existence, curated by Dominique Morisseau. And, her play Los Samaritanos about life at the Mexican border is being considered for development at Women in Arizona Theatre.

    Registration is no longer available because the event has been cancelled.