Seminar: Finding the Funny

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 2:30pm
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
Taught by Jerome Fellow Cristina Luzárraga
Venue: 
Online & at The Playwrights' Center
Cost: 
$10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

Class Type: Beyond the Play, Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome


A sense of humor is the one thing no one will admit to not having.” – Mark Twain

Everyone thinks they’re at least a little amusing (or, at minimum, able to laugh), but what is it specifically that tickles your funny bone? In this seminar, with Jerome Fellow Cristina Luzárraga, we will explore how to distill your point of view and mine those personal truths that make for a distinct comedic voice. We will also discuss how to generate comedy imbued with pathos and how to balance seriousness with lightheartedness in a way that keeps audiences engaged and entertained. 

This is the Seminar for you if:

  • You want to write a comedic play
  • You value your "sense of humor"
  • You are curious about the mechanics of comedy

PostScript: Cristina's play La Mujer Barbuda (Finalist, 2018 Princess Grace Award) is based on a 17th century painting of the same name. 


March 15, 2020 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm CST: LOCAL Registration

March 15, 2020 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm CST: ONLINE Registration

March 16, 2020 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: LOCAL Registration

March 16, 2020 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: ONLINE Registration

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at hadamh@pwcenter.org

Class type: 
Online
In-person (MSP)