Playwriting Workshop at Mad Horse Theatre


A One-Day Playwriting Workshop

Taught by Callie Kimball, writer of ALLIGATOR ROAD, premiering at Mad Horse Theatre in March 2015.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10am-3pm*

WHERE: Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME 04106

COST:  $60 ($50 for Mad Horse season subscribers) via PayPal buttons below

A play can entertain, puzzle, frustrate, provoke, or confirm or challenge a worldview. This workshop will supplement the basic elements of playwriting such as character, setting, and plot with discussions and exercises around image and spectacle, form and structure, space, language, rhythm, and the importance of questions. This workshop will give you tools to build the engine of your play while nurturing the igniting spark.

Suitable for beginners and experienced playwrights alike, the workshop will be a mix of lecture, discussion, in-class writing exercises, and hearing your work read aloud.

*We will break for lunch so please bring a bag lunch.

Limited to 15 participants.

Callie Kimball's plays have been produced or developed at Washington Shakespeare Company, Lark Play Development Center, Mad Horse Theatre, Halcyon Theater, Project Y Theatre, the Kennedy Center, The Brick Theater, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, studying under Tina Howe and Mark Bly, and has received a MacDowell Fellowship, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship, and won the Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award two years in a row. She was a finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Award, a finalist for Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival, and a nominee for The Kilroys’ 2014 List. She has written for NPR,, Theatre Communications Group, & the Dramatists Guild. She will have three world premieres in the 2014-15 season: JENNY1538 at the Portland Fringe Festival, ALLIGATOR ROAD at Mad Horse Theatre, and RUSH at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth, NH. She telecommutes as a Production Manager for NBCUniversal in New York, and teaches playwriting at the Maine College of Art in Portland.