Seminar: Pop Culture as Form & Function

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:30pm
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Taught by May Lee-Yang
Online & The Playwrights' Center
$10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

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

"I like [...] how complex things look or sound when juxtaposed next to things like pop culture that people might think aren’t as complex but that, in my mind, hold a more direct line to the complexities we get from theory." - Jeremy O. Harris

Pop is often demonized as low-brow, but it is what many people turn to for escapism and entertainment. In this seminar with May Lee-Yang, we will explore how our own pop culture obsessions--which often include TV, movies, music, and games--can be a lens through which our stories function.

This is the Seminar for you if:

  • You are curious about the intersection of pop culture and playwriting
  • You are fascinated by contemporary plays
  • You have a series you love and plays to write

PostScript: May's play The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity just premiered last season at Mu Performing Arts, keep an eye for her next production Dandelion Girl.

May 6, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST: ONLINE Registration ONLY

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

Class type: 
In-person (MSP)