Quick Scripts: 72-Hour Playwriting Festival

April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – April 17, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970
$50 members/$65 non-members
Jean Marie Procious
SAth_Writers_webEver write a play in 3 days? Come explore the craft of the playwright in a fun, interactive and 3- day intensive workshop. Experience the process of shaping characters, action, and conflict through development of your play in process with other writers, directors, and actors. This three day festival culminates in a public staged-reading of your work before a live audience.  Free public performance is Sunday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.Participants must be free on Thursday and Friday evening (April 14-15) after 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This experience is limited to 4 playwrights.  Actors will be recruited separately and the public is invited to experience the new plays on Sunday evening.


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.