Kumu Kahua Theatre to Host Playwright Workshop, 1/14

Kumu Kahua Theatre offers rare writer's workshop with successful Playwright, Susan Soon He Stanton, on uesday, January 14, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The class is $35.

For one night only, Kumu Kahua Theatre presents a workshop with nationally recognized, Hawai?i local playwright, Susan Soon He Stanton.

The evening will consist of two parts:

Art of Playwriting Bootcamp

Intended to demystify the playwriting process, this Bootcamp is open to all: theater lovers and writers on all levels. Whether you are ready to take your first leap into playwriting or are a seasoned writer, you can hone your skills with this intensive 3-hour workshop that will focus on writing exercises and the elements of playwriting. Bring a laptop and/or writing materials and be prepared to write.

From Start to Finish
How does a great idea become a great play? We will focus on the process of writing a play: the search for inspiration, the role of research, the secrets of craft, the art of rewriting, and strategies for marketing a finished play. This part is for anyone who has ever wanted to write a play or who has already written one and wants to develop it further.

Susan Soon He Stanton is a local playwright and screenwriter now living in New York City. Her plays have been produced or developed at theaters around the country including New York?s Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Kennedy Center, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, Southern Rep, and Lark Play Development Center. Local plays include Whatever Happened to John Boy Kihano? and The Art of Preservation at Kumu Kahua and Navigator at Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Susan holds a BFA from the NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing program and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Space in this class is limited; reserve yours by emailing kumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com or by calling 808-536-4222.

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