write your play in the new year!

November 27, 2009

Mo`olelo will launch another session of our beginning-intermediate level playwriting class starting December 30: Your Mo`olelo. Details below. Call 619-342-7395 or email classes@moolelo.net for more information or to register.

Your Mo`olelo Playwriting Class

Instructor: Seema Sueko, Artistic Director, Mo`olelo

Dates: Wednesdays, December 30, 2009 – February 3, 2010, 4:00 – 6:30 PM

Location: Mo`olelo, 7071 Convoy Court, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Diego, CA 92111

Fee: $250 / $200 for members of AASD, AEA, AFTRA or SAG

Mo`olelo is the Hawaiian word for “story.” Your Mo`olelo is a six-week playwriting class, designed for beginning to intermediate-level playwrights. Each class session will include an introduction of various playwriting tools, elements or tactics, followed by exercises to fully explore them. The goal is to help you write your story. Students should bring a notebook and pen or pencil or laptop – whatever you are most comfortable writing with – and a willingness to explore. Your Mo`olelo will provide you with tools to begin writing your play, or to re-write it, and the confidence to trust your impulse and write the story you need to write.

About the Instructor:  Seema Sueko
Seema is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company.
Directing credits include: Since Africa for The Old Globe (2009) and Mo`olelo (2006 Patté Award Outstanding Ensemble); Good Boys (2009), Permanent Collection (2008) and The Adoption Project: Triad (2007) for Mo`olelo.
Acting credits include: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow for Yale Rep (2004) and The Old Globe (2004 Patté Award and Craig Noel Award for acting); Rashomon for North Coast Rep (2007); A Christmas Carol for San Diego Rep (2005); and A Chorus Line for Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre (2003) among others. She is a three-time recipient of the Chicago’s Jeff Award for her performances in The Crime of the Century, A Piece of My Heart (Circle Theatre), and The Waiting Room (Stage Left Theatre).
Playwriting credits include: remains (McDonald Playwriting Award 2004); Commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis to co-write Messy Utopia (Ivey Award 2007) and Commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis to write Hijab Tube, a play for young audiences on the theme of Islam in America (2009 Mixed Blood school tour).

Seema developed Mo`olelo’s greening initiative and led the Company through its selection as the Inaugural Resident Theatre Company at La Jolla Playhouse for the 2008-2009 season. She served as Artist in Residence at University of California San Diego’s Thurgood Marshall College for 2008-2009, and serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Theatre Arts Department at University of San Diego. She holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and was named one of the “50 People to Watch in 2005” by San Diego Magazine. In April 2009, Seema was one of 25 artists selected by American Theatre magazine to write about the future of American theater as part of their 25th anniversary edition.


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