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. Additionally, Associate Artistic Director Ian Morgan will discuss play development and career advice with the class. Workshops have included as guests New Group alums such as Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Heckerling, and David Rabe. Some recent participants in the workshop have received further development and staged readings at The New Group, and have gone on to production opportunities and graduate work around the country.

Online Playwriting Workshop with Amina Henry

Amina Henry Summer 2020 Playwriting WorkshopOnline Playwriting Workshop with Amina Henry

When: Mondays, July 13 – August 31 (8 weeks)

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Any device with the ability to join Zoom meeting

COST: $450

Application Deadline: July 10

To apply, please send a note about your writing experience and interest in the workshop to You may also (optionally) send a short writing sample.


“Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed Amina’s workshop… The way she structured it – starting with the exercises and then moving into the readings could embrace everybody – even newbies like me. Most impressive, though, was how Amina nurtured collaboration and congeniality while at the same time maintaining standards of criticism and discussion. It was especially vital given the times: what we’ve witnessed since the course started is astounding. She really navigated us all through it.  So glad to have been a part – and I have something that came out of it that I will continue to develop!!!!!”   


Amina Henry’s recent productions include The Animals, Ducklings, Hunter John and Jane and The Johnsons at JACK (Brooklyn, NY), Bully (SUNY Purchase, Clubbed Thumb WinterWorks, Interrobang Theatre, and elsewhere), The Great Novel (New Light Theater) and Troy (HERO Theatre). Her work has been produced, presented at, and/or developed by: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The New Group, Ars Nova, Page 73, The Flea, National Black Theatre, HERO Theater, Project Y Theatre, Dixon Place, the cell and other venues. She is a New Georges Affiliate Artist and 2018-2019 Audrey grant recipient. She has an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College and has taught playwriting at Brooklyn College and SUNY Purchase.


“five joyously individual schoolteachers at Peabody Elementary who gather in the teachers’ lounge in Ms. Henry’s engaging one-act… it’s consistently intriguing, and in the end it’s more than a character study, although that would have been enough.” New York Times review of The Animals

“a sneaky charmer that is messily, gloriously unlike much of what you can see Off or even Off Off Broadway.” New York Times review of Ducklings

“With its deliberately naïve language, its flights into song, its light surrealism, the play sometimes suggests the work of the Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornés. Ms. Henry, like Ms. Fornés before her, is keen to explore the vagaries of intimacy, the impulse that draws us to other people and allows that impulse and those other people to warp our lives.” New York Times review of Hunter John and Jane

“Henry’s writing…is generous and surprising; if you haven’t seen her work, do so now.” – Village Voice