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Playwriting Workshop with the Kennedy Center

October 8 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am Eastern

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Washington, DC

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Award-winning playwright and librettist George Brant will lead a playwriting workshop exploring the perception shift, one of the most valuable tools in keeping an audience engaged and rewarded. No experience required, beginners welcome! The 90 min workshop will include a one-hour writing workshop + 30 minute Q&A, discussing Brant’s incredible career.

This is a 90 min workshop.

About the Instructor

Portrait of George Brant sitting with his hands clasped together, looking at the camera with a pensive expression.

American playwright and librettist George Brant has written numerous plays including Grounded, which was developed into an opera through the Met/LCT New Works program with composer Jeanine Tesori before being given a full commission by The Met. Grounded is scheduled to premiere at Washington National Opera on October 28, 2023, ahead of its Met premiere in fall 2024. Other works include Marie and Rosetta, Into the Breeches!, The Prince of Providence, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Land of Oz, Tender Age, and The Mourners’ Bench. Brant’s work has been produced internationally by such companies as the Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, Studio Theatre, Page 73, London’s Gate Theatre, and the Traverse Theatre. His scripts have been awarded a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Smith Prize, and the Keene Prize for Literature.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Kennedy Center, as part of their programs for their upcoming production of Grounded (Oct 28-Nov 13).

2700 F Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20566 United States