The Dramatist's Toolbox with Matthew B. Zrebski
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Instructor: Matthew B. Zrebski
Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer. This course focuses on tools that will spark ideas on both what to write and how to write. Banish the excuse of writer's block with prompts and brainstorming exercises to keep ideas flowing. Each writer will end this course with at least two, ten-minute plays. And leave with a notebook of exercises for future reference.
This class meets for four Saturdays: January 12, 19, 26, and February 2
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.