Online Workshop: Playwriting: An Introduction

taught by Jerome Fellow and Core Writer Marvin González De León
Tuesdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, December 7th, 14th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm CT
Online via Zoom
$150 for Members, $175 for Non-Members

Class Modality: Synchronous (Live via Zoom)

Class Type: Playwriting Craft          

Class Level: Recommended for beginners, but all experience levels are welcome 

Class Dates: Tuesdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, December 7th, 14th @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm CT

(5pm PT, 6pm MT, 8pm ET)

Where: Online via Zoom. Check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Lecture with discussion, writing exercises, readings, homework assignments.

Questions: Email Alayna at

Participants must register to join this class. Sign Up at the bottom of the page

“For me, the word ‘writing’ is the exact opposite of the word ‘waiting.’ Instead of waiting, there is writing." 

    —Roberto Bolaño


This workshop is designed for the beginners interested in learning the fundamentals of dramatic writing for the stage. Great as both a beginner or refresher course to learn, develop, and implement the basic tools for writing quality original dramatic narrative for the stage. This workshop environment will encourage you to get your ideas on the page to produce a first draft.

This is the class for you if you:

  • Are a new or beginning playwright.
  • Are an intermediate playwright who want to sharpen your skills in the realm of dramatic writing.
  • Are interested in developing skills that will translate not only to the stage, but to TV and film.
  • Want to finish a play you're currently working on or haven't yet started.

Important Things to Note:

  • This class will be using Google Classroom. Therefore, you must have or create a Gmail account to fully participate in the class.
  • Participants can expect to learn these fundamentals through lecture, in-class discussion, in-class writing exercises, personal writing at home, and by engaging with the other participants in guided in-class writing workshops using artist-driven critical response techniques. 
  • Because this is an intro class, it will stick to traditional dramatic structure and principles.
  • Payment plans are available as needed. Please contact Membership Programs Associate, Alayna Jacqueline Barnes, to discuss payment options.


This class aims to encourage beginning playwrights to finish plays they are currently working on or plays yet to be written by giving them the skills, knowledge, and confidence to follow through on their vision. 


Marvin González De León is a first-generation Mexican-American playwright and educator. His fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis include: the Jerome Fellowship (2021-2022), the McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting (2020-2021), Core Writer (2019-2024), and the Many Voices Fellowship (2018-2019). He is a member of the 2020/2021 Interstate 73 Writers Group at Page 73 Productions and is a 2020-2021 Virtual Realm Mentee with The Playwrights Realm. His plays include Pan Genesis (2019 Playwrights’ Center PlayLabs; Semi-Finalist Page 73 Fellowship), Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera (Finalist Page 73 Fellowship; Finalist Playwrights Realm Fellowship), and Madre de Dios (2020 Page 73 Virtual Residency). González De León received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University in 2017.

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Questions? Email Membership Programs Associate, Alayna Jacqueline Barnes, at