Speak / Sing! Musical Theater Writing with Matthew B. Zrebski
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This class meets for four (4) Saturdays 9/28 – 10/26
no class on 10/12
In this class we’ll investigate musical theater writing, including how and when to transition from spoken word to song, successful structuring techniques, collaboration with composers and more!
By the end of the class, writers will have had the opportunity to outline and draft large sections of a brand new musical. No preparation is required. All material will be developed and written in class. Bringing an electronic device that can connect to the internet will be helpful so as to access online tools during the class.
Matthew is a founding member of Playwrights West and has had numerous original plays produced locally and nationally. As Portland Center Stage at The Armory’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 won Drammy Awards for his scripts To Cape and Ablaze: an a cappella musical thriller. He has been a guest instructor for Portland Actors Conservatory and Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools program. He holds a B.F.A. in acting, directing, and playwriting from Southern Methodist University.