Playwriting II

April 21, 2010

To register for this class, email classes@moolelo.net or call 619-342-7395.

Playwriting II
Instructor: Seema Sueko
Dates: June 24, July 1, 8, Aug 5, 12 and 19, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mo`olelo, 7071 Convoy Court, 2nd floor conference room, San Diego, CA 92111
Fee: $250 / $200 for members of AASD, AEA, AFTRA, SAG or TCG
Open to students who have participated in Your Mo`olelo Playwriting Class (or a similar beginning writing course), this class is focused on helping writers transition the short scenes they created in Your Mo`olelo toward a first full draft of a play, or to facilitate re-writes on their first draft. The format will include impulse writing exercises, assigned deadlines, feedback in a safe setting and writing assignments.

about the instructor:
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); commission from Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis to co-write Messy Utopia (Ivey Award 2007) and Hijab Tube, a play for young audiences on the theme of Islam in America (2009 and 2010 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. 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. The list of 25 artists and their forecasts can be found here: http://www.tcg.org/publications/at/apr09/at25.cfm.

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