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First Run Theatre Presents Playwriting Workshop with Dr. David Crespy


Hey, playwrights--suffering from the summer drama doldrums? Bring your play and a few actors to First Run Theatre, where Dr. David Crespy will give you a full playwriting tune-up for your play. Bring multiple copies (enough for each character in your play) of your 10-15 minute script, play, scene, along with some of YOUR ACTING FRIENDS, and we'll listen to your play and give you some feed-back.

When & Where: Saturday, July 23, 10.00 AM-1:00 PM, Thomas Hunter Theatre at DeSmet Jesuit High School, 233 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur. Check our web site ( for directions. You should plan to arrive no later than 9:45 AM. How much: $15.00, cash or check. Make reservations and pay at the door or go to our website,, to pay via credit card.

Dr. David Crespy is the Dramatist Guild Field Representative for Missouri. He is associate professor and founder of the Writing for Performance program for the University of Missouri's Department of Theatre, and serves as the artistic director of its Missouri Playwrights Workshop. David's plays have been developed at theatres across the country, including (to name just a few) NJ Dramatists, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, Austin Melodrama, Jewish Repertory Theatre (St. Louis), Stages St. Louis, and First Run Theatre (St. Louis). He is the former Region V Playwriting Chair through the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and has served as chair of the Playwriting Program for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Playwrights Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. He is the recipient of the 21st Century Playwrights Festival, the 2011 Kennedy Center American College Theatre FestivAl Gold Medallion, the 2010 Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Road Warrior Award, the University of Missouri Summer Research Fellowship, Provosts Research Leave, and Excellence in Education Award. His book about New York's off-off Broadway in the 1960s, "The Off-Off Broadway Explosion," was published in September 2003, with a foreword by Edward Albee. His plays and essays have been in several in numerous anthologies. His new book, "He Had to Hock His House: Richard Barr, The Playwrights' Producer", is scheduled for publication by Southern Illinois University Press in September, 2012.

Contact Brad Slavik (314-352-5114) or Jim Meady (314-849-1810) for further information.

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