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Beginning Playwriting Course: The Dramatist’s Toolbox - Oct.18, 25, & Nov. 1

Posted by Kelsey Tyler | 15 September 2014

The Dramatist's Toolbox with Matthew B. Zrebski

Saturdays Oct. 18, 25, & Nov. 1

10 a.m.  1 p.m.

Tuition: $125*

*Includes a ticket to any weekday production with availability of The Typographer’s Dream.

At Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW Eleventh in the Pearl


Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer, this course focuses heavily on tools that will spark ideas on both what and how to write. Writer's block will never again be an excuse as numerous prompts and techniques get introduced to keep the pen flowing and the key-strokes going. Each writer will end this course with a minimum of three ten-minute plays. They will also walk out with a notebook of exercises for future reference.

Register Here

Or contact education@pcs.org - 5o3-445-3793

Matthew B. Zrebski has had numerous original plays produced in Portland and/or 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.


The Typographer’s Dream: a comedy about a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. As with his hit play The Receptionist, playwright Bock tackles the everyday environment of the workplace from a completely unique, and very witty, perspective. 

Funny, provocative, psychologically revealing, intellectually stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable.
—San Francisco Chronicle

Oct. 10 – Nov. 16
Preview performances begin Oct. 4
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

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