Playwriting Workshop

Coordinator: Andreas Flourakis
Submissions Deadline: September 16 2018
Workshop Dates: October 13 – 14 and December 22 – 23, 2018

Description

The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University, invites young writers to express interest for the Playwriting Workshop it organizes, devoted to Greek dramaturgy and the fostering of new playwrights. The Workshop, entitled "Objects of History", addresses young writers wishing to develop their skills in playwriting. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss with author Andreas Flourakis, deepening in the art of theatrical writing. The workshop is offered free of charge.

Important Information

Prerequisites

The Workshop topic is specialized, and it deals with the theatrical discourse of the 200th anniversary of the 1821 revolution. What objects are connected with the concept of history and rebellion? Through these objects, what are the questions that seek for answers about Greece 200 years ago and Greece today? During the workshop, the participants will explore, through their personal perspective, thoughts, concerns, expectations and personal experiences of small uprisings while looking at our modern history through the eyes of theater.

Interested applicants are invited to commit themselves to attending all of the workshop meetings and be consistent at the predetermined time schedule.

Workshop Objectives

Participants in the workshops will:

  • Learn about the modern trends in playwriting.
  • Deepen their relationship with Greek history and achieve having a critical eye on history.
  • Receive constructive feedback of their writing efforts from members of the workshops and the coordinator.
  • Produce material for a play on the respective topic of the workshop, under the coordinator’s guidance and discussion with the group.

The coordinator’s expectation is for theatrical material to be produced, all emerging from the specific topic, which can be presented in the form of writing performance. If the resulting work is satisfactory, the productions will be published on Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies website.

How to apply

Interested parties are requested to submit electronically a sample of playwriting that will not exceed 1000 words, and raise the topic as described above, accompanied by a brief resume (contact information included). The interested parties are invited to send an email to matina.goga(at)chs.harvard.edu until September 16, with the subject: "Participation in the series of meetings of the Playwriting Workshop – “Objects of History". After submitting the request, they receive a receipt notification.

** If the interested applicants do not receive a confirmation of receipt within two days from the date of their submission, they are kindly asked to contact the Center for Hellenic Studies (tel. +30 27520 47040).

Venue: The workshops are held at the Center for Hellenic Studies Studies in Nafplio, Greece.

Meetings: The Workshops are intensive. The sessions will take place in a total of four days, two weekends in autumn and winter: October 13 – 14 and December 22 – 23, 2018.

*Please note that weekends are not contiguous, there are intermediate days to allow preparation. Each day includes five-hour sessions, with breaks in between.

Selection of participants: The number of participants per workshop does not exceed sixteen (16) - in order to complete meaningful work on each writer’s text. The selection of participants will be made by the workshop coordinator, author Andreas Flourakis.

Announcement of results: The results will be announced on October 1, 2018. CHS GR will notify selected parties by email and phone.

Certificate of participation: At the end of the workshop participants receive a certificate of participation by the CHS GR.

Contact

For additional information please contact Ms. Matina Goga, CHS GR Communications Coordinator and Programs Development, through telephone (+30 27520 47040 and/or 27520 47030, Nafplio, Greece) and/or email matina.goga(at)chs.harvard.edu.