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No Wrong Way to Begin A Play

a writing workshop with Joey Merlo

August 24 - September 28


The Brick presents
No Wrong Way to Begin A Play
a writing workshop with Joey Merlo
4 Sessions – August 24th, 31st, September 7th, 28th: 6-9pm
Oct 5th: presentation at Brick Aux
at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave

No Wrong Way to Begin A Play is a prompt-based, generative writing workshop about getting over the hurdle of the first blank page, writing through blocks and creative multitasking. Through improv, dialogue gathering, character finding and world building exercises, you will create webs, bundles, collages and bouquets of new play beginnings.

Interested in sponsoring a student for this class? We want to hear from you, Reach out to ryan@bricktheater.com to start a conversation.

Joey Merlo (he/they) is a Brooklyn-based playwright, artist and educator who has worked all over the world including Greece, Peru and Ghana. He is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and a former Playwright-in-Residence at the Off-Broadway, Abingdon Theatre Company. Produced work includes: OSet with Theda Bara (The Brick, starring David Greenspan), Love of Men Ferocious (O’Neill semi-finalist) and The Witch of St. Elmora Street (Dixon Place). Joey holds a BFA from NYU, Tisch and an MFA from Brooklyn College. www.joeymerlo.com | @joejoemerlo

Photo by Peter Bellamy


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Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you.

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com




September 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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