PlaySmelter presents Professional development sessions for writers
on Saturday, May 10th, 2014


2:00-3:15 p.m.
A Director’s Perspective on New Play Development:

Emerging director Jamie Dunsdon, fresh from a residency with the Grand Theatre in London, guides us through a director’s involvement in the playmaking process and how a writer’s words on the page are translated physically onstage.

3:30- 4:45 p.m.
Playwrights On Their Craft:

An in-depth look at working with festivals and producing companies, the “one-act” play form, and taking your work from first draft to production. A discussion with award-winning playwright Jessica Anderson and guests.

5:00-6:15 p.m
The Business of Playwriting:

How can you exercise your right to write, and make a living practicing your craft? Join STC Playwright-in-residence Matthew Heiti and Lisa O’Connell in a lively, honest conversation about the real-politick of being a professional playwright today.

Please RSVP to Matthew Heiti,, if you’re interested in attending.