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Beginners' Playwriting from Black Broadway

About the Course

Join us this Black History Month for an inspiring journey into the  world of theater with "Beginners Playwriting from Black Broadway." This course offers the incredible opportunity to explore the essentials of playwriting, guided by the profound works of contemporary Black playwrights such as Aleshea Harris, Debbie Tucker Greene, Rachel Lynett, and more. 

Engage in stimulating discussions, delve into the art of scene writing, and embrace the joy of creative expression. This is more than just a class; it's a celebration of storytelling, community, and the enduring power of diverse narratives. Join us in this vibrant exploration of creativity and culture, and discover the impact you can make through the art of playwriting. All storytellers welcome :)

Note: Some Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) find it enjoyable to learn alongside folks who also identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. If you identify as BIPOC and would like to be included in this group then our Thursday session is for you!

This course will take place entirely online  via zoom and has two different nights a week to choose from. Learn more here


About the Teacher

Arielle Siler is an actor, applied theatre facilitator, and teaching artist. She is devoted to creating inclusive and democratic learning spaces. Arielle strives to be an ally for oppressed and vulnerable communities by using theatre as a tool for amplifying voices that are often pushed to the margins. Arielle is devoted to supporting, performing in, and facilitating spaces of empowerment through theatre. Her research focuses on using stand-up comedy to teach critical thinking to young people at the crosshairs of the the school-to-prison pipeline in the United States. Arielle received her Master’s in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths University of London and her BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

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