Come explore the craft of the playwright in a supportive, seminar-style workshop environment. Experience the process of shaping characters, action, and conflict through weekly development of your play in process with other writers. The class culminates in a public staged-reading of your work before a live audience.
The workshop meets for three sessions: September 11, 18, and 25, with a staged reading on October 2 at 7pm.
Please note that the workshop size is very limited; regular attendance and active participation is expected.
Peter Sampieri is a professional stage director, playwright, musician, puppeteer, and university professor. He has served as guest faculty artist at New York University, Brown University, Providence College, New England Conservatory, Huntington Theatre Company, Northwestern University, and The Brown/Trinity Consortium. His professional directing credits include the Off-Broadway world-premiere of On The Line at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Three Same Guys at The Public Theatre, in NYC. His regional work includes Trinity Repertory Company, Portland Stage, and The Gamm Theatre, where his direction of Radio Free Emerson received an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Play in 2008. His original play Kafka in Tel Aviv was the recipient of three national awards from the Kennedy Center in 2014, and an O’Neill semi-finalist in 2015. He is a 2002 recipient of a Pell Award Scholarship for Artistic Excellence, and an Associate Professor of Theatre at Salem State University, where he loves teaching.