Educational and Networking Opportunities
This page contains ongoing educational and networking opportunities. For the newest and one-time opportunities, please subscribe to the PCSF newsletter.
Ongoing Networking Opportunities
Networking tip from Sandra Beale, eZineArticles.com.
"You need to let others know you exist and what you do by becoming highly visible and being set apart from the crowd, which is what good networking skills can provide. Be seen and get known. Look for interesting events to go to; clubs, associations, meetings, seminars, conferences, presentations, breakfast briefings, lunches, or start your own networking club."
Virtually connect with playwrights everywhere
The following groups provide playwright discussions on matters of craft, marketing, opportunities, reasonable and unreasonable submission requirements and more.
Wille Dunne Workshops
If you are in or near San Francisco, you can join a dramatic writing workshop program offering weekly playwriting and screenwriting exercises, actor readings of your scene work, group feedback and support, and the opportunity to participate in the New Writers/New Works quarterly staged reading series. Check the current workshop schedule for dates and fees of upcoming workshops at both the introductory and experienced levels.
E-Script for Playwrights
E-script's online E-course is a great training ground for beginning playwrights, and a good place for more experienced playwrights to polish their skills. Each week, registrants receive an online tutorial from internationally-produced playwright Frank Moher on a specific craft subject as well as an electronic "handout" and a related exercise. You return assignments by e-mail, and receive feedback in the same way. Frank will also be glad to respond to general questions and comments at any time.
Playwrights Foundation Classes
PCSF Members get discounts to some PF Classes! Take advantage of these rare opportunities to get personal attention from renowned theatre professionals.
Berkeley Rep School of Theatre playwriting class
This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to write a play. Students are introduced to the basics of playwriting and develop a work of their choosing as a final project in the course.
The Summer Playwriting Workshop is for playwrights who are interested in an intensive developmental workshop period of six weeks, followed by a staged reading of the work in an open workshop setting.
New Conservatory Theatre Center classes - Queer Playwriting Workshop
Join the next wave of playwrights for the queer community! Playwrights Garret Jon Groenveld and Tom W. Kelly lead an exciting 8-week intermediate to advanced play writing workshop, held a few times each year.