In this hour-long workshop, renowned Spokane playwright Bryan Harnetiaux and friends will meet with area youth and instruct them on how to write a ten-minute play. Youth will experience a table-read of a play, examine the difference between writing for film versus theatre, and learn about writing a theatrical masterpiece all their own.
In 2024, Spokane Civic Theatre will proudly present its celebrated Playwrights’ Forum Festival, which, since 1983, has showcased new one-acts by playwrights from across the region. Youth in elementary school through college are encouraged to submit their short plays through the Playwrights' Forum Festival website, [link here]. This workshop will help prepare youth to write and submit their original work.
You can learn more about the Playwrights' Forum Festival on their website.
About the presenters:
Bryan Harnetiaux has been a Playwright-in-Residence at Spokane Civic Theatre since 1982. Thirteen of his plays have been published, and his works have been performed throughout the United States.
Jean Hardie has been active in the Spokane regional theatre community since 1981 as an actress, director, choreographer, teacher and playwright. At Spokane Civic Theatre, she was the director of the Box ‘n’ Hat Players as well as the Civic Summer Camp program for many years, during which time she flexed her writing muscles creating many scripts for the young performers. She taught Drama at Saint George’s School until the pandemic told her it was time to retire and concentrate on taking some of the ideas rattling around in her head and turning them into short plays. Most recently, she has been fortunate enough to have a play accepted to each of the last four years of the Spokane Civic's Playwrights' Forum Festival.
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