26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

How Plays Work: Writing Theatre of Your Own

How Plays Work: Writing Theatre of Your Own

with actor and playwright Steve Pickering

AGES: 14 – 18

January 8, 2024 – February 12, 2024
Mondays | 5:30 – 7:00 PM

This class is a six-week intensive for young people introducing the history and mechanics of playwriting – its advantage as a positive tool of self-expression – and the personal inspirations that can be used in crafting original characters, scenes, and plots for the theatre. Students will be given ongoing writing goals and encouraged to read their work with the group.

Tuition: $300

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Steve Pickering is an award-winning actor (AEA/SAG-AFTRA), director, and playwright (Dramatists Guild) with 40 years’ experience in Chicago theatre. He has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, in London’s West End, and with many major regionals across the country. He is a former Artistic Associate with the Organic Theater, Artistic Director of the Next Theatre in Evanston, Project Manager for Shanghai Low Theatricals, and a 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow with the Ten Chimneys Foundation. He is a Goodman Theatre Creative Partner – having appeared in over 35 productions there since 1987 – and was a member of the Goodman’s 2019/20 Playwrights Unit.