Theater Begins... with writer's block

Hannah Joyce, Alayna Jacqueline, and guest Nubia Monks
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 12:00pm


Whether it's staring at a blank page or a complete draft of your script, writer's block can sometimes hold us captive. In this episode of Theater Begins Here, we've invited Nubia Monks to talk about how she takes on this challenge as a writer and actor. As always, we will respond to questions from the live audience or those submitted via the Membership Podcast: Theater Begins Here Questions Form.

This Episode is for Those Who:

  • Feel stuck in their writing.
  • Are terrified of a blank page.
  • Are looking for new strategies to keep moving forward with their writing.
  • Love Nubia Monk's work and want to listen to her thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

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Nubia Monks is an actor, playwright, and educator. She has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, The Women’s Theatre Festival, The Guthrie Theater, and The Folger Theater. As a writer, Nubia is interested in telling stories that cater to and center the Black experience. Her works include Hands of Color (Synchronicity Theatre, 2019), The War Unseen (Montana Repertory Theatre, 2020), and The Lost Women, which has been developed and workshopped at the Playwrights’ Center (‘21-’22 Jerome Fellowship) and The Playwright’s Realm (‘21-’22 Scratchpad Series). She is currently a member of the Realm’s Writer’s Group at The Playwright’s Realm, and is overflowing with excitement to be returning to the Playwrights’ Center as a Jerome Fellow for the second time. 

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