The Playwrights Gymnasium, a process-oriented playwrights workshop in Washington, D.C., now in its sixth year, is expanding its offerings and accepting new members for the 2011-12 sessions.
The focus of the gym is the development of craft through monthly mini-workshops. Members receive monthly writing prompts, exercises, or other assignments that address issues such as characterization, writing more effective dialogue, structure, or other means of exploring their scripts. We believe that the insights we gain in the gym strengthen our skills outside of it, but many of these assignments also trigger new work, and some of our members have won national competitions with plays that began in the gym.
In the past, the group has met the first Sunday of the month at Flashpoint, 940 G St. N.W. Because of demand, we are organizing a second session, meeting time to be determined based on the needs of the new members.
For more details about us, our process, and our fee structure, check out our website or send us an e-mail.