Writing the Impossible
Saturday, June 26 2-4pm
Dougherty Art Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Cost: $20 for ASW/ $35 for non-members

Playwright Jose Rivera encourages us to include at least one impossible thing in each of our plays. In the play that you are writing or even just thinking about, what is your one impossible thing? What *can* it be? We’ll study Rivera’s “36 Assumptions About Playwriting,” and specifically the idea of impossibility. The workshop will also include writing exercises to make room for impossibility in character, dialogue, scene direction and events.

C. Denby Swanson is a graduate of Smith College, the National Theatre Institute, and the University of Texas Michener Center for Writers. She is a former William Inge Playwright in Residence, Jerome Fellow and McKnight Advancement Grant recipient, and a former Artistic Director of Austin Script Works. She has been commissioned by the Guthrie Theater; featured in the Lark Theater’s Playwrights Week, PlayLabs 2002, New York Stage & Film (through P73), Culture Project’s IMPACT Festival, the Icicle Creek Theater Festival, and JAW: A Playwrights Festival at Portland Center Stage; and premiered by Salvage Vanguard Theater, The Drilling Company, and 15 Head a Theater Lab. She is published by Smith & Kraus, Heinemann, and Playscripts, Inc. She was the 2007/2008 Playwright in Residence at ZACH Theatre Center as part of the NEA/TCG National Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, and is developing a play about Austin blues club owner Clifford Antone. Her play A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits premiered at Salvage Vanguard Theatre in February. Currently she is on the faculty at Southwestern University.

The cost is $20 for ASW members and $35 for non-members. Email christi@scriptworks.org or call 454-9727 to reserve your seat.