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Creative Writing Workshop

Playwright JC Pankratz is offering a creative writing workshop in conjunction with next weekend’s production of Seahorse, directed by Humanities in Leadership Learning Series postdoc Nicolas Shannon Savard. The workshop will focus on playwriting’s bite-sized powerhouse: the monologue. Participants should bring writing materials and be ready to dive headfirst into exploring the craft and power of writing for one singular, uninterrupted voice. This event is sponsored by the Humanities in Leadership Learning Series (HILLS).

The event will take place in room 13A of Crawford Hall. There will be a reception at 6:45 p.m. with the playwriting workshop to follow from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

About the playwright 

J.C. Pankratz (they/them) is a proud queer, non-binary, transgender playwright and educator writing genre-defying work about gender, class, trauma, and magic. Their plays include Egg Tooth (Distinguished Achievement, Jean Kennedy Smith Award), Redeemer Mine (Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference), and Joyless Eye (Semi-Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Runner-up, Jean Kennedy Smith Award). Previous collaborators include the Kitchen Dog Theater, Lily + Joan Theatre Company, Seattle Theatre Works, Theatremasters, and the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. They are the recipient of the 2021 FMM Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language from Synecdoche Works for their play Seahorse.