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WORKSHOPS: Acting and Playwriting

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WORKSHOPS: Acting and Playwriting


The Arlene Francis Center

1. The Arlene Francis Center Presents: 

Writing The Revolution: A Playwriting Workshop with Jessica Litwak

I am passionate about helping writers to move forward in their process and have had taught workshops in a variety of countries, and institutions. I like to encourage writers to discover their own revolutions: both inner self and outer world and inspire them towards the freedom of strong and clear self-expression. It will be an intimate group, time for one-on one contact as well as group work using a variety of writing exercises and theatre practices. 

You are welcome to bring in a new play; or to continue a work in progress; or to discuss ideas for what is not working; or what you want to write next.  

Four group meetings to work on a piece that I will help shepherd to completion; or to work on a variety of pieces in development.  Includes individual meetings with Jessica outside of class. And peer support sessions with “writing buddies”. 

FOUR Thursday nights 6:00-9:00

Mar 28th, April 4th,  11th , 18th


Reserve your spot:

Arlene Francis Center

99 6th Street

2. The Arlene Francis Center Presents: 

Shakespeare Circle

Using voice, acting and text work based on Kristin Linklater’s work and Litwak’s studies at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, students will approach the work of Shakespeare through body, voice, intellect and heart. We will work on sonnets, soliloquies and scenes- discovering character, bringing precision and authenticity to the text. Participants will experience the soaring power of the plays and express joy through all emotions. 

For beginners and seasoned actors alike – come play! 

Saturday Afternoon


March 30th


Reserve your spot: ,

Arlene Francis Center

99 6thStreet

3. The Arlene Francis Center Presents: 


This fun and rigorous workshop merges Theatre of Social Change (Theatre of The Oppressed techniques, Playback Theatre, Drama Therapy) withThree Paradigms of Acting:  CRAFT (Developing precision through clarity of voice and speech, movement and expression), CREATIVE RISK (Developing ideas and vision through character exploration and composition)  TRUTHFUL EMOTION (Developing  authenticity through kinesthetic, psychological and emotional spontaneity) Participants will attain a toolbox of skills for future exploration and practical use.

Sunday afternoon 12:00-6:00

April 7th

$35 (needs-based scholarships available)

Reserve your spot: