Thursday, May 4, 2017


Chatham Community Players

by Billy Mitchell
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 1 – 3 PM
Chatham Playhouse, 23 N. Passaic Ave., Chatham

Originally from Maine, Billy is an award-winning director and playwright whose fill-in-the-blanks comedy "Villain: DeBlanks" has been seen in New York City (The Triad, Joe's Pub, Feinstein's/54 Below, The Laurie Beechman Theatre); regionally at Bucks County Playhouse and Saco River Theatre; Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles; and will make its London debut in September of this year. "Villain: DeBlanks" has featured Tony, Emmy and Olivier-winning performers such as Bruce Vilanch, Annaleigh Ashford, Barrett Foa, LaChanze, Beth Leavel, Lesli Margherita, Brenda Braxton, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley), Justin Guarini, Lena Hall, Nancy Opel and many others.

The class will consist of discussing of the nuts and bolts of getting started: types of plays, theatre spaces, basic play structure and manuscript formatting. It will also cover creating characters, making them speak and telling the story. Participants will also be advised on how to get their writing read. There will be a short, in class writing exercise followed by a share and response period. Participants should bring pens/pencils, and a notebook.

ADMISSION: $20 and is open for anyone 16 years old and older. Spaces are limited - please reserve yours by sending your name, age, contact number /address to

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