The Living Play: Storymaking for the Stage with Steven Dietz
Saturday, November 14th 2-4pm
Hyde Park Theatre
511 W. 43rd St.
Presented in collaboration with the Dramatists Guild
SW Members: $20/General: $35
Advance purchase: HERE
This lively master class centers on the primary and tangible ways in which we bring the stage to life (Motion, Status, Time), and how we seek to use the audience’s own innate narrative expertise to our advantage. Your play is not what you write “about”: it is what you make happen on stage.
STEVEN DIETZ is one of America’s most widely-produced and published contemporary playwrights. Since 1983, his thirty-plus plays have been seen not only at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States, but also Off-Broadway. Steven’s International productions include England, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Austria, Russia, Italy, Slovenia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Greece, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa. His work has been translated into ten languages. He has received new play commissions from the Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theatre (Princeton), ACT Theatre (Seattle), Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and San Jose Repertory Theatre, among many others.
Named one of the most produced playwrights in America (excluding Shakespeare), placing eighth on the list of the Top Ten Most Produced Playwrights in America, tied with Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee for number of productions, Steven is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. He received the PEN USA West Award in Drama; the Edgar Award® for Drama; and the Yomuiri Shimbun Award (the Japanese “Tony”).
Steven is currently on UT’s Theatre and Dance Department Faculty teaching Playwriting and Directing. As an active and staunch Dramatists Guild Member, Steven is one of The Traveling Masters of the Guild. The Traveling Masters is a national outreach program that sends prominent dramatists into communities across the country for writing workshops, master classes, talkbacks, and other public events.