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David Henry Hwang Writers Institute

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  • Los Angeles, CA
    Founded in 1965, East West Players is the nation’s longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work.
  • Actors from coast to coast over the years have asked Ronnie Marmo to teach a weekly acting class. The unfortunate reply was always the same: “Because, I don’t stay in one city long enough.” Thanks to Zoom, Ronnie Marmo will now finally be able to teach a weekly acting workshop for you to join no matter where you are in the world! Many of you know that the theatre community is in serious trouble, and Ronnie’s theater company, Theatre 68, is nervous about simply making the rent. Ronnie has decided that he will teach this weekly workshop as a fundraiser for Theatre 68 during the COVID-19...
  • Los Angeles, CA
    The Playwrights Union is a collective of dramatists who provide a community of professional and personal support for each other in Los Angeles. It was founded in 2009 by Jennifer Haley, a playwright who had been living in LA for two years and felt the need to connect with local writers. Early members of the group discovered they had commonality in that they considered themselves playwrights, but were living in LA because they either wrote for, or aspired to write for, television and film. “We identified ourselves as dramatic writers building our chops and contacts in all genres, determined...
  • Serve the Latino community with professional bilingual plays (English/Spanish), focusing on the problems and social issues confronting our community; offer workshops for at risk youth, and adults; offer new artists an opportunity to present their work to the public. Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA (Synergy Theater Group) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit arts organization operating out of the William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center, located at 2332 West 4th Street in the heart of the Rampart District, one of the most densely populated and economically depressed areas of Los Angeles on the outskirts...
  • Raised in a basement, fed on radioactive trash, Brooklyn based Rat Queen Theatre Company creates devised musicals that reimagine American history. We find that a lot of historical writing is neglectful of the truth and, honestly -- boring. We use history to question everyone’s assumptions (including our own) about the origins of our society. We utilize the unabashedly loud, queer, and ostentatious to dive deeper into the narratives we think we know and uncover what may have been overlooked.
  • The Vagrancy is an award-winning, not-for-profit theatre company. It was founded in 2007 in New York City by Caitlin Hart and Alia Wilson. It has been Los Angeles based since 2009 and assembled a Michigan Chapter in 2020. The Vagrancy is currently under the Artistic Direction of founder Caitlin Hart.
  • Mission: Circle X Theatre Co. is a not-for-profit ensemble of artists dedicated to highly provocative, boldly theatrical productions of new and rarely-seen plays and the development of new works for the stage. We believe in imagination over budget, adrenaline over inertia, irreverence over convention and excellence over all.
  • Our mission is to connect artists around the world to explore the virtual space between theatre and film. We pledge to seek out stories that explore the truths of today and continue to prioritize a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in all of our work.
  • The Rogue Lab is an incubator for new work that stretches the boundary of what is currently being done onstage, including immersive experiences, interactive design, puppet plays and genre-bending pieces that fit within the Rogues’ Hyper-theater aesthetic. This lab is an 8-month bi-weekly meeting of 6 playwrights that culminates in a public reading series. Each playwright is paired with a designer, composer, or choreographer and a director who will collaborate with the writer to work through theatrical magic and styles and incorporate the knowledge of those elements into the DNA of the new...
  • An acting and writing workshop that meets on Mondays at 7pm. at Theatre 71 in NYC and Saturdays at 2 p.m. at The Whitefire in Sherman Oaks
  • The fulcrum of our mission currently rests in our weekly Monday night workshop where we develop the work from our writers. Our structure is such that it evolves as we do. Just like our own artistic development, our process is ever-changing and always improving. Alongside the Monday night workshop, our membership participates in special programs to engage as a community and further their personal artistic goals. Master classes, development weekends and other career-focused events give Fierce artists the extra space to concentrate on the becoming a better artist through experiences. Projects...
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Theatre of NOTE is a non-profit democratic company that stagedives the arena of theatre arts. Founded in 1981, our ensemble-based organization is dedicated to providing a creative environment in which to collaborate and develop maverick theater. The Young Writers Project is NOTE’s 10-year-old outreach program featuring original work from young LA playwrights, produced for Theatre of NOTE by Jonathan Klein. Each year, five writers from five high schools are chosen to participate in a workshop-based writing experiment that culminates in the staged production of five short plays, one play...