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Playwriting Class with Matthew B. Zrebski

Posted by Kelsey Tyler | 26 January 2015


Taught by multi-award winning playwright and PCS Resident Teaching Artist Matthew B. Zrebski,
this class is for writers who have an idea they wish to fully develop. 

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Utilizing both instructor and peer-driven critique, this class is for writers who have an idea they wish to fully develop and solidify for drafting. These ideas will pass through various filters: how should the story be told; what aspects of the story must be seen (or hidden); when does the story climax. Outlines will be formed, reformed, turned upside down and sideways. Drafts will be written, trashed, and written again. By the course’s conclusion, your first draft will be well on its way and the shape of the play will be coming into focus.


Matthew B. Zrebski has had numerous original plays produced in Portland and Dallas, TX.  As Portland Center Stage’s Resident Teaching Artist , Matt serves as lead instructor for the Visions & Voices high school residency program and frequently leads adult playwriting workshops. He is a two-time recipient of the Rosenfield Playwriting award and has been a guest instructor for Portland Actors Conservatory and Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools program. He holds a BFA in Acting, Directing, and Playwriting from Southern Methodist University.


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