What are the major elements of playwriting? Once a play is written, how does it get produced?
Join Sandra de Helen, courtesy of The Scripteasers, as she presents an overview of character, dialogue, and conflict — the elements that go into creating a script.
She will also briefly discuss the challenges and joys of getting a play produced. Get tips to help you decide whether to write for the stage, and how to get a play on its feet once you’ve written it.
Sandra de Helen’s dramas and comedies have been performed all over the United States as well as internationally. Audiences in NYC, Chicago, Ireland, London, and the Philippines have been entertained and challenged by Sandra’s provocative writing. In 2017, her work was staged at Athena Cats Theatre of Santa Monica, Women’s Theatre Festival of NC, Samuel French in LA, and read by Scripteasers in San Diego. In the past five years, her work has been staged in NYC, LA, Portland, and Canada.
Sandra’s writings are archived in the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Collection at Ohio State University. She studied with Maria Irene Fornés, and with Matt Zrebski. With Kate Kasten, she cofounded Actors’ Sorority in Kansas City. Later Sandra founded the Portland Women’s Theatre Company as well as Penplay. She is a member of Scripteasers of San Diego, International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Dramatists Guild.
We meet Monday, June 25, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110.
Note: The Marketing Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m., before the regular meeting. Anyone interested in sharing or learning about marketing tips is welcome to attend.