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 WITH AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT CALLIE KIMBALL

A play can entertain, puzzle, or provoke. Whether this is your first play or you’re an experienced playwright, Callie will help you create bold, imaginative work. You’ll build an engine for your play while nurturing the igniting spark.

You’ll sign up for the same time each week, and email up to 10 new pages the day before. One-on-one 30-minute phone or video sessions include constructive feedback, and focus on plot, structure, image, spectacle, dialogue, rhythm, and space.


6 Classes: May 13 - June 17: $360

Once you've made your purchase, please send an email through the Contact page to schedule your first session. Classes expire July 15, 2019.

One-time script consultations are also available—please contact for pricing.

Photo by  Amie Miklovich

Photo by Amie Miklovich


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