The Provincetown Bootcamp
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK and the WOMEN’S PLAYWRIGHT series
The “bootcamp” consists of daily exercises assigned that play with plot, character, dialogue, music and plasticity. We will not critique the specific exercise, but rather we will observe critically how all in the workshop define each element so that we come out of the workshop having gained theatrical tricks. We may have a short bake-off as well. That is, we will write a short play on assigned elements within a short period of time.
Paula Vogel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who ran MFA programs at Brown University and Yale School of Drama. She has taught around the world in colleges theatres and women's maximum security prisons, with veterans, parents, audiences and Board members. She has, in the words of the late John Simon,as many awards as "a black sofa collects lint." How I Learned to Drive will be revived on Broadway this spring. Her adaptation of They Shoot Horses Don't They will open in London in fall 2020.