Sunday, August 21, 2016


Get Ready for the Fall! Adult Classes in Playwriting and Acting Begin in September


Civic Playwriting
For New and Novice Writers

WHEN: Tuesdays 7:00 pm-9:30 pm; September 27th - December 13th, Plus December 11th Rehearsal (No Class on October 4th and November 29th)
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TUITION: 11 sessions-$210
INSTRUCTOR: Kaitlin Stillwell

For thousands of years, playwrights have been bringing people together to explore what it means to be part of a particular society Whether you are brand new to writing or early in your career, this unique playwriting class will stimulate writers of all mediums who have an interest in how their words can affect and engage their community. The class begins by reviewing the basics of playwriting, exploring what it means to write a "civic play," and sampling multiple techniques for doing so. Playwrights will work on short plays outside of class, using class time to further develop their work.

The class culminates in a public reading of these plays by professional actors on Luna's mainstage.

Please note: This class requires approximately 2-3 hours of a week of work outside of the class hours.

For More Seasoned Writers

NEW! 2 Sessions to choose from!
Plus! Each PlayGym writer will spend one-on-one time with Instructor Kaitlin Stilwell.

Session I: Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:30 PMSeptember 14th - December 14th (No Class on September 21st, October 5th, November 23rd, and November 30th)

WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TUITION: 10 Sessions-$240
INSTRUCTOR: Kaitlin Stillwell

Session II: Mondays 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, September 26th - December 12th (No Classes October 3rd and November 28th)
10 sessions-$240
INSTRUCTOR: Kaitlin Stillwell

You've taken playwriting classes, you've got drafts piling up on your desk. But how do you take that next step? PlayGym is a new play development forum for playwrights to hear their work read aloud and to receive feedback from professionals in a safe, nurturing environment. PlayGym playwrights have access to 4-5 professional actors trained in new play development and Luna's Resident Dramaturg. Workshop new material, finally finish that play that's been plaguing you, develop it with the actors in the room, try out different versions—how you use your time is up to you. 

Each playwright receives over 3 hours of personalized time and becomes a part of a community dedicated to play development.

Please note: this class is intended for playwrights with some experience or training. Please submit a brief resume (including any classes taken), or a writing sample.

" I have enjoyed many performances at Luna Stage which was certainly good enough, but now I feel like part of the Luna Stage community. That's better! " — Civic Playwriting Student

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