Photo by  Amie Miklovich

Photo by Amie Miklovich

I’ve made a living as a writer, but I knew very little about playwriting. Callie’s course changed that. With her help finding my voice and honoring my vision, I found the play I needed to write. She taught me that structure and rhythm help reveal the story. Callie is kind, the course was constantly moving forward, and her insights and knowledge of her craft and life have left a permanent mark. I looked forward to every class.
— Rick Ackermann, journalist and novelist

WRITE A PLAY!

Here’s your chance to work with award-winning playwright and teacher Callie Kimball. Prior students have had their work produced at PortFringe and at the Maine Playwrights Festival, among other places.

A play can entertain, puzzle, frustrate, provoke, or confirm or challenge a worldview. Whether you're a first-time playwright, or an experienced playwright looking to revise an existing play, Callie will help you explore and create bold, imaginative work. You will strengthen the skills to build the engine of your play while nurturing the igniting spark.

Writers sign up for the same time each week, and email 10-15 new pages the day before. One-on-one sessions are then done on the phone or through video chat, during which constructive, practical feedback is offered, as well as discussion around topics ranging from image and spectacle, form and structure, space, language, rhythm, and the importance of questions. Callie may also recommend plays to read or see to support your development as a writer.

Because instruction is online and via phone or video chat, you can work with Callie from anywhere in the world. Email your questions and goals to Callie through the Contact page to get started! One-time consultations are available, as well as package deals!

  Queen Isabel (Marjolaine Whittlesey) learns how to paint the Fool (Sean Ramey) under the instruction of Sofonisba (Abigail Killeen) in Dramatic Repertory Company's 2016 workshop production of Callie Kimball's play  Sofonisba .

Queen Isabel (Marjolaine Whittlesey) learns how to paint the Fool (Sean Ramey) under the instruction of Sofonisba (Abigail Killeen) in Dramatic Repertory Company's 2016 workshop production of Callie Kimball's play Sofonisba.


As a novelist, I went to Callie Kimball’s playwriting workshop in Portland, Maine to sharpen dialogue in my books. I came away with that and much more. Callie is the kind of teacher/mentor who wades right in with the work minus pontification. We always wrote in class. We critiqued each others’ work in an atmosphere of collegiality and not competition. Callie shared her own process, its ups and downs both as a playwright and an actor, with humor, vulnerability, generosity and expertise. I highly recommend working with her.
— Nicole d'Entremont, novelist and playwright