Some of the Business of Playwrighting with Sheila Cowley
South of Broadway is delighted to have the playwright of STAY (in performance at SOBTC Feb 22 – March 10) join us and present a professional development workshop on the business of playwriting February 25th at 10am.
Sheila Cowley is a playwright whose work continues to embrace other artforms, creating theatre that celebrates voice, movement, sound, visual art and circus artistry. It’s theatre that asks big questions – about gender roles and family, and tiny daily acts of heroism.
In 2017, her play Flying, about women who flew military planes in WWII, was a Featured Finalist in Chicago’s Blue Ink Festival, part of the Austin Playhouse Festival of New American Plays and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, with Equity productions in upstate NY and Tampa Bay. In March, her short play Teatime is onstage in NYC, The Burlesque Astronomy Play will be workshopped at the Phoenix Theatre’s Festival of New American Theatre and her dance-theatre series based on science premieres as a commission for Tampa’s GASP! Festival. And in April, Trio debuts in Austin TX with swords, masks, monsters and commedia dell’arte performers. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance named Sheila Cowley the city’s Literary Muse 2018.
In this 90-minute workshop Sheila takes you inside some of the business of playwriting, from organizing a workshop group to creating an engaging artistic statement, finding opportunities, submission packages for theatres and competitions, and connecting with professional resources including the Dramatists Guild and The New Play Exchange.
Where: South of Broadway Theatre
– 1080 E. Montague Ave N. CHS (Park Circle) 29405
When: Sunday, February 25 from 10 – 11:30am.
Cost: $25 pre-sale; $30 day of registration
Special Note: Sheila Cowley will be joining us at the Friday, February 23rd (7:30pm) performance of STAY. Please join us all following the performance for a complementary champagne toast. Tickets for STAY available HERE.