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Second Dallas Playwrights’ Workshop at Dallas Theater Center, Led by Meadows Artist-in-Residence and DTC Playwright-in-Residence Will Power, Now Accepting Applications

Inaugural class included Meadows faculty Blake Hackler and alumna Janielle Kastner, who will present their work this fall and spring.

Meadows Theatre Artist-in-Residence Will Power also serves as playwright-in-residence at the Dallas Theater Center, where he mentors emerging and mid-career professional playwrights in the DTC’s new Dallas Playwrights’ Workshop. The DTC is currently accepting applications for its second workshop, to be held during fall 2014 and spring 2015; applications are due July 14.

The workshop participants work directly with Power to hone their craft, develop professional relationships and learn from their peers in a rigorous and supportive creative environment. During 10 weekly sessions in the fall, they focus on developing dramatic three-scene works from the initial concept to the stage. Those invited to continue the program take part in a 10-week spring semester, either continuing their work from the first semester or bringing in an existing piece for further development.

The inaugural 2013-14 class included Meadows assistant professor and Fulbright scholar Blake Hackler and alumna Janielle Kastner (B.F.A. Theatre and B.A. English ’12).  Their work will be featured in two public readings in fall 2014 and spring 2015.

“Receiving feedback and guidance from a mentor like Will Power while collaborating with fellow Dallas playwrights on a weekly basis has made all the difference in my writing this year,” said Kastner. “There are not many spaces entirely dedicated to honing the craft of playwriting, let alone committed to developing local playwrights. Having a safe yet challenging environment like Dallas Playwrights’ Workshop has led to my growth as a writer and fostered compelling new work from each member of the group.”

For more information, see the news release here.

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