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Saturday, Nov 15, 2014, 12:00PM

Dael Orlandersmith's Writing Essentials

First Person Arts

DATE Saturday, Nov. 15
LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House
COST $175, ($140 for FPA members)

Celebrated playwright Dael Orlandersmith stretches your writing skills beyond the basics in this transformational memoir workshop. Employing aspects of Carl Jung’s work and Greco Roman mythology, Dael will lead you through personalized prompts to aid your development of truly humanized characters and provocative new perspectives. Participants must come with one story that they are prepared to work on. Space is very limited. Early registration is encouraged.



Photo credit Kevin Berne.

Special thanks to Head House Books.

About Dael Orlandersmith

OBIE Award for Beauty’s Daughter, which she wrote and starred in at American Place Theatre. Toured extensively with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Real Live Poetry) throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her play, Monster, premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in November 1996. Attended Sundance Theatre Festival Lab for four summers developing new plays. The Gimmick, commissioned by the McCarter Theatre, premiered on its Second Stage on Stage and went on to the Long Wharf Theatre and New York Theatre Workshop. Yellowman was commissioned by and premiered at the McCarter in a co-production with the Wilma Theater and the Long Wharf Theatre; Vintage Books and Dramatists Play Service published Yellowman and a collection of earlier work. Pulitzer Prize award finalist and Drama Desk award nominee as an actress in Yellowman, which premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2002. Susan Smith Blackburn award finalist with The Gimmick in 1999 and won for Yellowman. Recipient of an NYFA grant, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights award, a Guggenheim, and the 2005 Pen/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a playwright in mid-career. Won a Lucille Lortel Playwrights Fellowship in 2006. In 2007, completed a new commission, called Bones, for the Mark Taper Forum and premiered a new work,The Blue Album, in collaboration with David Cale at Long Wharf. Currently working on a play called Horsedreams and Dancefloors, as well as a memoir, Character.


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