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Playwriting Workshop w: Tylie Shider

  • Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

November is Storytelling Month here at Weeksville Heritage Center!

Personal archiving is the bedrock of this month's programming and we are excited to have playright Tylie Shider on hand to help you to your story into a theatrical work.

Bring in sections from your diary, journal, or personal accounts you feel gripped by. Using these exerpts, we will work to shape the sections into dramatic works, as in monologues or soliloquies. After all work is read, we will then discuss best practices for further development of our voices.


Whether you are a burgeoning playwright or looking for new ways to express yourself, we welcome you to the opener of our annual celebration of the written word and oral traditions.




Tylie Shider (Playwright) is an alum of The Theater Project's Playwrights Workshop. His work has been produced and/or developed by Harlem 9, Playwright's Playground (The Classical Theatre of Harlem), Homebase Theatre Collective, Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop, New Moon Short Play Festival (Luna Stage), Smorgasbord (Joust Theatre co.), New York New Works Theater Festival, and the Think Fast Short Play Competition (Theater Project) where he won Best Play and Audience Favorite. He was awarded the Drama Desk at Delaware State University (BA) MFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Member: Dramatists Guild of America, LTC Writing Residency ['18], La MaMa Umbria International Playwright ['18]

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