Online Seminar: Social Justice Theatre That Doesn't Suck

taught by Jerome Fellow Shannon TL Kearns
Sunday, November 8, 2:30pm - 5:00pm CT
Venue: 
Online via Zoom
Cost: 
$5 for Members, $15 for Non-Members

Class Type: The Play Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

When: Sunday, November 8 2:30pm - 5:00pm CT 

(12:30pm PT, 1:30pm MT, 3:30pm ET)

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

Structure: Presentation, discussion, and exercises.

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


In this seminar with Jerome Fellow Shannon TL Kearns: Participants can expect to learn about tactics for writing justice plays with nuance, exercises to go deep into character motivation, and how to connect the political with the personal. This class is especially helpful for all writers who are interested in writing plays about justice issues. In a world that is clamoring for better stories about important issues, writers need to take care to present ideas with clarity and create space for empathy to be built and understanding to occur. In this seminar, we'll talk about how to write issue-based plays that aren't preachy and strident but instead invite conversation.

This is the class for you if you:

  • Believe in the power of theatre to create change
  • Want to write a play that inspires dialogue about important issues
  • Think of yourself as an activist artist

PostScript: Shannon is the founder of Uprising Theatre Company, you can also check out his artist statement


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Questions? Email Membership & Development Coordinator, Alayna Barnes, at alaynab@pwcenter.org 

Shannon TL Kearns
Class type: 
Online