Instructor: Wendy Kesselman
June 25 - 27
Monday - Wednesday
2 - 4pm
This workshop for both experienced and novice playwrights will enable participants to hear their ten-minute plays and benefit from immediate response in a professional setting. Students should bring 10 copies of the same piece to class.
Wendy Kesselman’s new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, produced on Broadway, received a Tony nomination. Her plays include My Sister in This House; The Executioner’s Daughter; The Notebook; The Foggy Foggy Dew; The Last Bridge; Maggie Magalita; The Shell Collection; Merry-Go-Round; The Graduation of Grace; Spit and My Sister in This House, A Re-imagined Version (for Deaf West Theatre). She has written the book, music and lyrics for The Juniper Tree, A Tragic Household Tale; Becca, A Musical; and Madame Defarge, inspired by Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. She received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the AT&T Onstage Award, New England Theatre Major Award, Playbill Award, Roger Stevens Award, Lecomte de Noüy Award, Meet the Composer Grant, and Guggenheim, McKnight and NEA Fellowships. Her screenplays include Sister My Sister; I Love You, I Love You Not (adapted from her play of the same name) and Mad or in Love for Fox 2000. She won a WGA award for her adaptation of A Separate Peace. The CD of her chamber musical The Black Monk (book, music and lyrics) will be released in 2018.