What Class Participants Say

“I just wanted to thank you for a great class. I’ve often wondered, which is why I signed up for this class, how do I take what’s in my head and present it in script form? The topics that you covered as well as your feedback, gave me some tools I can use to make my words communicate the experience of the characters I’d like to bring to the stage.”

“Thank you everyone for the feedback and reading my play and sharing your work :)”

“Each class was inspiring. Thanks to everyone for sharing your gift.”

“I took the class with the thought that understanding the writing process would improve my acting. I found, to my surprise, a new passion for expression and the desire to get my stories on paper. Thank you so much! I think I will be a better actor as a result but more importantly I will relish in the process of creating stories that may someday find life on the stage.”

“It was great. Thank you.”

“Thanks for offering the class. It’s easy to get off track with everything that’s going on in the world. It was great to be able to set everything aside and focus on my craft.”

“The whole team was amazing, as were the students and the work they brought in.”

“This class was so beyond my expectations! I enjoyed the lecture each week that I thought was clear, concise and insightful. I looked forward each week to hearing my work read and reading the work of the other students. I felt like the guest playwrights provided an insight I would not have otherwise. I thought the time you spent in crafting the follow up email was so unexpected – I have printed each one so that I have immediate access to the rich guidance.”

“Streamlined information, constructive feedback, plenty of opportunities to display our work. Great guests.”

“The teacher was great and very invested in our growth as writers. The environment felt safe and welcoming.”

“Good exercises to illustrate what you wanted to teach.”

“Readbacks were useful and the playwright interviews were particularly interesting.”

“I wanted to thank you again for the past four weeks! Your feedback was thoughtful and well considered and I’ve always found my writing to benefit from that type of critique. Please also pass on to your colleagues my appreciation for their part in facilitating the process. It was a great, and gentle, way to reintroduce myself to the craft of writing after a little more than a twenty year hiatus.”

“the perfect catalyst to get me write again and to begin dusting off things and, well, getting to the disciplined part of the work! I definitely have you to thank for that.”

“your class was exactly what I needed”

“This was a great creative distraction during the pandemic that helped meet a goal to write more for myself in 2021.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I am so thankful this class was offered and look forward to more.”

“I have never thought of writing a play, but this free playwriting class was offered so I decided to take advantage of the opportunity. I am so, so glad I did. I have the beginnings of one play and an idea for another. I am thrilled and feel so empowered! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Thanks to Essential for offering this class.