University of Iowa

Playwrights Workshop

Weeklong June 09 to June 14 2019

This workshop is for playwrights who have a play at some stage of development. The writing we do as playwrights is intended primarily for the ear, so it’s essential to hear our work read in order to see if we’ve achieved what we intended. We’ll read excerpts aloud from each play and give thoughtful, specific feedback to the playwright. The goal is to hear what you’ve written and use that for further revision. As time permits, there will also be overnight and in-class writing to help illuminate work-in-progress and/or to generate new writing.


In this workshop we will generate new writing through guided exercises and prompts; provide feedback on writing you bring from home; provide feedback on writing you produce in our week.