In this two-week intensive, student-playwrights will give Shakespeare a run for his money working closely with accomplished playwright (and Walden Theatre Conservatory alum) Diana Grisanti.
We’ll write one-minute plays, ten-minute plays, and maybe even get started on something longer. We’ll ask the questions: How do you capture the audience’s attention? How do you sustain it? How do you craft a narrative that’s compelling? Dynamic? ALIVE?
The class will culminate in a staged reading with professional actors. In other words, students will get to experience their dramatic writing as it’s meant to be experienced: Out loud!
This program is a great prep for those planning to enroll in CTC's fall Playwriting class and submit work for CTC's Young Playwrights Festival and/or the New Voices Festival at Actors Theatre.
Workshop will be July 29th - August 9th, 10am-noon, Mondays through Fridays for Ages 13-18. Information and enrollment can be found here.
Asher Sharp is an evangelical preacher in Tennessee whose belief was tested after his brother, Luke, came out to him. Now, amid the national shift toward tolerance and equality, his perspective begins to shift as well. When he offers shelter to two gay men after a devastating flood, his actions come with a huge personal cost, creating chaos in his congregation and marriage. Losing custody of his young son, Justin, he flees with the boy to Key West—the southernmost point in the country—to seek out Luke. There, he discovers a new way of thinking about love, faith, parenthood, and life.
SOUTHERNMOST, the courageous and compassionate novel from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author local Silas House, initially sprang from the seeds of his own life. After a fundamentalist upbringing that caused him to come out later in life, House was faced with both blatant rejection and fierce acceptance in his Southern community. The insight he gained from those painful circumstances spurred him to craft an intensely candid and lyrical story, one that explores our ability to escape the confines of intolerance and hate and move toward dignity, understanding, and grace.
SOUTHERNMOST, available in paperback on June 4, offers a nuanced portrait of the culture of the contemporary South, whose true complexity is rarely depicted and little acknowledged outside the region. Silas House will be appearing at Carmichael’s Bookstore on June 6 to celebrate the paperback release.
Young Playwrights Festival 2019 produced by CTC with Letitia Usher and Keith McGill
A festival of original short plays created and developed in Walden Theatre’s playwriting workshop, celebrating the talents of student playwrights, actors, designers, and directors.
This year's plays:
"The Enigmatic Intervention of Gary the Dinosaur" by Zoë Peterson
"Moooove Over!" by Leah Cohen
"Bros Out of Time" by Connor Madison
"Fresca Frat’s Frightful Fun" by Nixie Schweickert
Unified Sections of Ambrika" by Jordan Moore
"BBBBB" by Eli Turner
"Subtitles Unavailable" by Delaney Hildreth
"The Engagement" by Leilani Owen
"Mischief, Thou Art Afoot" by Sadie Lawrence
"The Lucky One" by Skye Shean
Performed at Commonwealth Theatre Center on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage, 1123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Thursday, Feb. 7th - 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 9th - 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb 10th - 2:00pm
Friday, Feb. 15th - 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 16th - 2:00pm
Tickets and Info can be found at 502-589-0084 or at this link!
Local Authors Only Book Fair
M+A+F Gallery & Cafe
976 Barret Ave, 40204
Spoken Word by Kenneth KennyFresh Woods
1. Joseph Clarke - No Love & No Love II
2. Lashonda Fletcher - You Can’t Give Up Now
3. Shannon Higgins - Beautiful Life... Because Ugly Didn't Win
4. Ariel'l Long - Love Lost, Oh! No Love & My Demons
5. Joia John - My Big Fluffy Crown & My Little Black Book
6. Aprile Hearn - Victorious Development, LLC Book Publisher
For more information, click here!