Mon, Feb 24|
The Writers' Colony
“Page to Stage” Workshop led by Five & Dime Drama Collective
Bring your work to life! The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is pleased to host “Page to Stage,” a workshop led by Five & Dime Drama Collective. This comprehensive five-day workshop is designed for writers to develop their poetry, prose, flash fiction, and short stories into a play.
Time & Location
Feb 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – Feb 28, 2020, 3:00 PM
The Writers' Colony, 515 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA
About the Event
Bring your work to life! The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is pleased to host “Page to Stage,” a workshop led by Five & Dime Drama Collective. This comprehensive five-day workshop is designed for writers of poetry, prose, flash fiction, and short stories. Learn everything you need to know to adapt your work for the stage and create a micro-play of five to ten minutes. Every year Five & Dime produces a full stage production of a selection of first-run micro-plays. This workshop will enable you to create a play that will be eligible for submission.
The workshop will start Monday, February 24th, and run through Friday, February 28th. Classes will be held from 10:00 am to noon on Monday, and 1:00 to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. The workshop will culminate on Friday with the opportunity to see Five & Dime actors read from your script. The standard workshop fee for the class is $150. The deluxe workshop fee of $430 includes the workshop, meals, and lodging on Monday through Thursday nights at the Writers’ Colony. Attendees may reserve additional consecutive nights at the reduced rate of $75 per night based on availability and single occupancy. The workshop is strictly limited to 8 attendees, so register early!
What makes a good play? Learn the creative process to bring your vision from concept to completion in a form that makes it directable. Topics will cover character development, the components of a play, storyboarding for production, and the flow of the performance, including sets, music, and lighting. This workshop will teach you to grab an audience from the moment the curtain goes up, keep them engaged through the closing scene, and create a play that is memorable long after the performance is over.
“Page to Stage” will be instructed by Larry Horn, Chris Rithaler, and Kenn Woodard. Larry Horn is an actor, director, and the Managing Director of Five & Dime Drama Collective. He was the Executive Managing Director of “Shift,” the 2019 Five & Dime production, and has directed over 200 productions. Chris Rithaler started in theater at age 15 as a founding member of the Red Carpet Community Theater in Elk City, OK. He has participated in local theater as an actor, assistant director, director, stage manager, and costumer. Chris has had the honor of having one of his plays produced by Five & Dime Drama Collective for Christmas at the Crescent in 2019. He writes plays, short stories, children’s books, and is currently working on a historical fiction novel. Kenn Woodard was the Executive Creative Director and Producer of “Shift. He is a seasoned theater and film executive producer, director, and actor with thirty years’ experience in local, national, and international media markets.
Participants should bring an idea or rough draft of a play that they want to develop during the “Page to Stage” workshop. To register for the workshop, please visit writerscolony.org/events, email email@example.com, or call 479-253-7444.
The Five and Dime Drama Collective was established to provide opportunities for emerging performance authors to see their works presented to live audiences and to receive feedback needed to further develop their artistic vision. For more information, please visit fiveanddimedramacollective.org.
Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities, providing uninterrupted residency time for novice and accomplished writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists, without discrimination. The WCDH has hosted over 1,500 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit www.writerscolony.org or call Michelle Hannon or Chad Gurley at (479)253-7444.
Page to Stage Standard
Standard Workshop Fee - Includes 10 hours of instruction.
Page to Stage Deluxe + Lodging
Deluxe Workshop Fee - Includes lodging on Monday through Thursday nights at The Writers Colony in addition to a total of 10 hours of instruction and all meals.