Play Writing 101 for POC


Goodman Theatre

170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601


May 12, 2019
1:00 pm
2:30 pm

Want to express your stories on stage? Learn the basics of playwriting and share your ideas, theatrically.

Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings presents this one time only workshop intended for People of Color who want an introduction to play writing. All proceeds benefit the Our Perspective play reading series produced by the 501c3 arts group, Asian Improv Arts Midwest. No prerequisites or experience required. Bring something to write with, digital or manual. Begin your playwriting career, here! No need for tickets; your name will be on a list at the door. To receive a tax donation letter for your $20 donation, please email

This 90 minute play writing intensive is lead by accomplished playwright and Northwestern University professor Susan H Pak. Susan is a Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright and Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. She received an MFA in writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University; she received both a BA in English and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her plays have been produced in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and include: Marabar at Chicago Dramatists, Ghost Girl at the Workshop Theater, T.A.B. at New York’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival, and the Manhattan Repertory Theater Festival; Haters at New York’s Midtown International Theater Festival; Baby Shower at New York’s Network One Act Festival; Incredible Invisible at Chicago’s Bailiwick Director’s Fest; Ladies’ Man at Chicago Dramatists; and The Writers at Theater Unleashed in Los Angeles. Her full-length play Boys enjoyed a 12-week run at the Tinfish Theater in Chicago.

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