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Donuts And Mountain Climbing: Stories I Tell Myself About Playwriting

Want to learn more about playwriting? Looking for tips on developing your script or breaking into the business? Join this talk with acclaimed playwright Eric Coble.
Through odd writing prompts, six rules for the stage (featuring a pile of metaphors), and a wild & wooly Q&A, Eric Coble will delve into his accumulated philosophies about writing, life, and secret Truth About Theatre.

Instructor: Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised on the Navajo and Ute reserva- tions in New Mexico and Colorado. His scripts have been produced on Broadway (Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated “The Velocity of Autumn”), Off-Broadway (“Bright Ideas”, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”, “Side Effects May Include...”), in Disney Theme Parks (“Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple”), in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at Manhattan Class Company, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, Cleveland Play House, Alliance Theatre, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Habima Theatre (Israel), Pentacion Productions (Spain), Teatr Polski (Poland), Orange Row (Mexico), and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival (U.S.) Awards include four AATE Distinguished Play Awards, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Ex- tended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants. Thirty-three of Mr. Coble’s scripts have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Krause and others.


Details: Donuts & Mountain Climbing: Stories I Tell Myself About Playwriting takes place Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30-8:30pm at Literary Cleveland (13002 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120).

Prerequisite: None

Genre: Playwriting

Level: All levels

Format: Craft talk

Location: This class takes place in person at Literary Cleveland (13002 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120).

Size: Limited to 35 participants (including scholarships)

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.

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