S143. From Page to Stage: How to Write a Play That Will Actually Get Produced

Room 302, Henry B. González Convention Center, Ballroom Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Playwriting is its own hybrid form of technical writing and prose with a mix of stage directions, dialogue, and not much else. After a play is written, it’s up to its directors and actors to make the world come to life. Once you have a short or a full-length play written, how do you get it actually produced on stage? This panel will focus on the different aspects of getting a play into production whether you are a playwright in residency, submitting work to theater companies, or self-producing.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

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Lauren Gorski is an award-winning writer and editor-in-chief of Exposition Review. She has a master's in Professional Writing with emphasis in Stage and Screen from USC. She writes fiction, screenplays, and stageplays. Her plays have been produced for the Hollywood Fringe, Playground-SF, and more.

Neal Adelman writes plays and short stories. His full-length play Pontiacs was the recipient of the KCACTF Mark Twain Award, and recently his one-woman play I, Custer was a semifinalist for the Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting and a finalist for the S. Lehr Playwriting Competition.

Josh Inocéncio is a playwright in Houston. He is currently working on a trilogy called Splintered in Three which explores collisions between ethnicity and sexuality in his three ethnic backgrounds. In 2019, Josh finished as a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwright's Conference.

Jelisa Jay Robinson is a playwright from whose work focuses on Black woman in the diaspora. Her plays include The Stories of Us, Fae and Paciencia, and Delivery. Her work has been developed and/or presented in Austin, Colorado, New York, Detroit, and Houston.


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