Summer Arts for Adults

First Annual Playwright's Summit!

Marin Theatre Company’s Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson will host a unique day-long Playwright Summit June 22, 2019. The delightful and insightful Gunderson—most produced living playwright in the U.S. for two seasons—will join Literary Manager/Resident Dramaturg Laura Brueckner and Director of Education Reid Davis to serve up guidance on career, connection, and candor to emerging dramatists as well as those with some professional experience.

During this unique day-long event, we will focus on the ins and outs of artistic career-building and relationships, rather than the skill of dramatic composition (we trust you know how to write!). Topics include applying to prizes, festivals, and seasons; how (and why, and when) to talk about your play; alternate avenues for getting produced; and communicating with directors, designers, and actors. Participants will qualify to submit full scripts to MTC’s David Calicchio and Sky Cooper New Play Prizes, instead of a 10-page sample.

Participants will end the day with a communal dinner and complimentary tickets to MTC’s production of Wink, along with a goody bag of information on Bay Area new play development resources, incubators, and competitions.

Questions? Contact Director of Education Reid Davis directly: