Get Your Act(s) Together A Playwriting Intensive with Carl Holder

The Brick presents
Get Your Act(s) Together
a Workshop/Intensive for Playwrights of All Levels
with Carl Holder

This workshop will take place virtually over Zoom. There are 6 sessions.
November 14 – December 12, 6-9pm ET

Classes are offered individually on a sliding scale $75-100; or take the complete series for $300.

Purchase Individual Classes by Clicking the Dates Below or the Whole Series
November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 11
December 12

Package for Whole Series

Do you have an idea for a play stuck in your head, or an old draft to revise that’s sitting stuck in your drawer? Come write with us! Shake things up with new techniques and fun, inspiring approaches to add to your toolbox.

Classes will be divided between Lecture/Exercise Sessions where we chat, write, and grow together, then Focused Workshop Meetings where your pages are read aloud for feedback and guidance. Dive in to get new perspectives on your longstanding working practices and the breath of fresh air you need to push your work ahead.

Students in every class can work on a new play or revise an existing one over the term and will be given the tools, space, and encouragement to do so. 
Writers taking the full series receive an additional one-on-one feedback session and full notes on their final draft, delivered after the course ends. 

Also, consider joining us for MONTHLY WORKROOM ( 1st Sunday of Every Month 4-8pm ), a relaxed drop-in workshop to get creatively refreshed and hear new work. Each meeting starts with a prompt/discussion, followed by group writing time, then script pages are read aloud for feedback.Join us! Workroom is offered on a sliding scale $50-75

Born in Gainesville Florida, Carl Holder received his BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase (2008), and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch (2020). His play Until You Come Back to Me won the 2020 Goldberg Play Prize and was a Finalist for the 2019 Neukom Literary Arts Playwriting Award. Carl was also a Semi-Finalist for The Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights Center. His play Waiter and Two Octopuses was a Semi-Finalist for the 2019 O’Neill Playwrights Conference and a 2018/19 Finalist for the DVRF Playwrights Program. Charleses received an Honorable Mention for The Relentless Award from The American Playwriting Foundation. Holder has twice been awarded an E-Grant from The Foundation for Contemporary Art for his plays An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary, and re:opening. Carl has developed and/or performed work with Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, EST, Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, The Tank, FringeNYC, The Brick, Standard Toykraft, The Gym at Judson, House of Yes, Hearth Gods, Allegra LaViola Gallery, The Gene Frankel, Ice Factory and The New Ohio. Carl has written, acted, and directed as Artistic Director of Glass Bandits Theatre Company since 2008. He’s was recently a member of The Bricks Inaugural Writer’s Group ‘SoundLab’ a residency developing fiction podcasts with playwrights. Carl was the Scriptwriting Professor for the University of Virginia’s Young Writers Workshop, and has been a guest lecturer in the Acting departments of SUNY Purchase and The New School. Carl is currently the Performing Arts Instructor at Garden School in Jackson Heights Queens and also teaches Playwriting Intensives through The Brick’s education program. Carl lives and writes in Brooklyn with his hungry dog Amelia.
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