HVSF to Hold Playwriting Workshops

Preparation for short play “bake-off”

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will host free community playwriting workshops on Saturday, June 11 (1 to 3 p.m.) and Sunday, June 12 (2 to 4 p.m.) at St. Philip’s Church in Garrison.

The workshops will feature exercises to present the basics of playwriting and storytelling. All participants will be invited to submit a short play to be considered for the “Our Town Community Bake-Off: An Evening of Short Plays” performed by professional actors on Aug. 11 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison at part of the HVSF2 reading series.

Created by playwright Paula Vogel, a Bake-Off is a communal event in which writers are given a random list of “ingredients” to incorporate into their play, e.g., a kitchen sink, a front porch, a withheld secret. The ingredients for the Our Town Bake-Off will be revealed at the playwriting workshops. Submissions will be due July 5.

Adults and children ages 11 and older are welcome. Bring a notebook and a pen or pencil. To reserve a spot, contact Emily Knapp at [email protected] or 845-809-5750, ext. 20.

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