Revision Strategies

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:30pm
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Mia Chung
Online and at The Playwrights' Center
$10 for members, $20 for non-members

"If Kushner can win every single major award and still revise his play for a revival, then I would say there’s no reason any playwright should stop revising.”- Ken Urban

When you sit down to revise a play, the most important thing is to be able to "re-vision" the play -- in other words, to see what you've written as clearly as possible and to see new possibilities for this in-progress work.  To be most effective, a playwright must take on a more dispassionate stance akin to a doctor assessing a patient.  Join Mia Chung (2017 - 2018 Jerome Fellow) for this practical seminar that propose ways to look at and see your play, which can suggest new shapes or flavors or sounds for the play to explore.  You will be asked to bring in a "patient" of your own to help you (and the class) anchor our investigation into revision.

This is the seminar for you if:

  • You'd like to take another look at one of your completed drafts
  • You want to hear about different ways of thinking about revision
  • You want to know more about the revsing process

PostScript: It's possible you saw Mia's You for Me for You with Mu Peforming Arts at the Guthrie Theater last season. This show had a UK premiere at The Royal Court Theatre, a US premiere at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, multiple regional productiosn aroud the country, with upcoming performances in Chicago, Michigan, and upstate New York. 

Playwrights of all experience levels welcome.

September 17 from 2:30 - 5:00pm CST: LOCAL REGISTRATION

September 17 from 2:30 - 5:00pm CST: ONLINE REGISTRATION

September 18 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: LOCAL REGISTRATION

September 18 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at