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. 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 Winter Miller

Winter MillerWriting Your Impossible Play: Dive Deep, Come up for Air, and Go Deeper with Winter Miller

When: Tuesdays, May 5 – June 23 (8 weeks)

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Any device with the ability to join Zoom meeting

COST: $450

Application Deadline: May 2

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

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Winter Miller is a founding member of the Obie-winning 13Playwrights and a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwright. Most recently, she wrote, produced, and directed No One Is Forgotten at The Rattlestick which The New Yorker called “a profoundly devastating play.” Her play In Darfur premiered in a sold-out run at The Public, followed by an SRO performance at their 1800-seat Delacorte, a first for a play by a woman. In Darfur has played theaters around the country. Select plays include Spare Rib, described in a New Yorker profile as a “quasi comic abortion drama,” and The Penetration Play which The New York Times called “Cracklingly funny. Her work is published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Random House and Seal Press. She is the NYC Dramatists Guild Rep and a New Georges affiliate. A former journalist, Winter wrote dozens of articles for The New York Times, and is profiled in The New Yorker, Bomb, New York Magazine, and on NPR’s Brian Lehrer. Eartha Kitt once held her hand for five minutes.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST STUDENTS

“Not only was Winter’s insight on our work very helpful, but these workshops are an amazing way to build our network of playwrights who are at similar stages in their work.”

“Winter was a fantastic teacher – she encourages while delivering criticism, and kept the room working in a unified, constructive atmosphere. The exercises she provided helped me get past some hurdles in the play I’m working on, and I’ll definitely use them in the future.”

“Just finished the New Group’s playwriting workshop, and have nothing but praise for the sessions and Winter Miller’s leadership. We were a diverse group in ages, styles, subject matter and development of projects, and yet I believe we all benefitted greatly from the constructive criticism and spirit of cooperation that Winter fostered. It was a “safe space” to bring our efforts, and I left with new insights and resolve to continue my work.”

“Winter created a safe but honest environment where we were encouraged to share our work regardless of how close it was to being finished, received excellent and helpful feedback, and had the opportunity to ask questions about the business.”