THE NEW GROUP

Playwriting Workshop

Ready to take your playwriting to the next level?

These playwriting workshops are designed to inspire your most potent theatrical work. The sessions will combine in-class writing with sharing new pages and feedback, with the goal of invigorating your writing. One session will include a discussion with Associate Artistic Director Ian Morgan. Past playwriting workshops have included master classes with New Group playwrights such as Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Heckerling, Gracie Gardner and David Rabe. Some recent participants in the workshop have received further development and staged readings at The New Group.

Click below to read about our upcoming playwriting workshops with Winter Miller and Julian Sheppard.

To apply, please submit a resume or bio, a writing sample, a note about your interest in the class and which section you are applying for to education@thenewgroup.org

Winter Miller

Playwriting Workshop with Winter Miller

Class Dates: July 15, 16, 23, 30, August 5, 6 (6 classes)

Time: 1-4 pm 

Location: 240 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, Suite 1200

Cost: $350

To apply, please submit a resume or bio, a writing sample, a note about your interest in the class and which section you are applying for to education@thenewgroup.org. 

Winter Miller is a founding member of the Obie-winning 13Playwrights and a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwright. Her play In Darfur premiered in a sold-out run at The Public, followed by a SRO performance at their 1800-seat Delacorte, a first for a play by a woman. Theaters where Ms. Miller’s plays have been produced include: The Public, 13P, Cherry Lane, Goodman, TimeLine, Theatre J, Keen, WAM, Horizon and The Landing. She has taught playwriting at The New School MFA, SUNY Purchase BFA, ESPA: Primary Stages, Playwrights’ Center, PlayPenn, The Cherry Lane Institute. Winter has created theater with youth in war-torn areas of Northern Uganda, Palestine, as well as marginalized populations in NYC with Theatre Askew and Girl Be Heard. She has written 70+ articles for The New York Times and is profiled in The New Yorker, Bomb Magazine, New York Magazine, and NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show. MFA Columbia University, BA Smith College. Plays include: Spare RibNo One Is Forgotten, The Penetration Play, Look At Us, The ArrivalConspicuous the musical, Amandine. Published by Samuel French, Random House and Playscripts. 

Julian Sheppard

Playwriting Workshop with Julian Sheppard

Class Dates: Thursdays from June 20 – August 15 (8 Classes; no class on July 4)

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: 240 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, Suite 1200

Cost: $450

To apply, please submit a resume or bio, a writing sample, a note about your interest in the class and which section you are applying for to education@thenewgroup.org. Application deadline is February 6.

Julian Sheppard‘s work includes Buicks (2 Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Play), Los Angeles (The Flea Theater, directed by Adam Rapp), and the film Complete Unknown (Sundance and commercial release, 2016). His plays are published by DPS and Playscripts, and has been produced and developed extensively throughout New York and nationally. Julian is a graduate of Juilliard and has taught at NYU, the New School, Kenyon College and ESPA. His students have gone on to productions at The New Group, LCT3, MTC and Steppenwolf; and grad schools and writing groups such as Juilliard, NYU, Texas, Hunter, New School, Soho Rep Writers/Directors, Lab, Youngblood, Clubbed Thumb and Dorset Theater.