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How to Begin Writing 10-Minute Plays with Meryl Cohn

March 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


How to Begin Writing 10-Minute Plays with Meryl Cohn


DESCRIPTION:  One of the most common questions about writing plays is how to get started. The germ of an idea for a play may present itself in theme, in situation, or in character. We will discuss various ways to enter the life of a play and do writing exercises to get started on a 10-minute play.


BIO:  Meryl Cohn’s play, REASONS TO LIVE was named Favorite Play by The Cape Cod Times. Awards include The 2015 Eventide Arts Jeremiah Kaplan Award, The ATHE Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, finalist for the MCC Playwriting Award, and semifinalist (twice) for the O’Neill National Playwriting Award. Meryl’s work has been produced or developed at The Skylight Theatre, The Open Fist Theatre, N.Y. International Fringe Festival, The Provincetown Theatre, W.H.A.T., The Soho Playhouse, Counter Productions, The Road Theatre, and Smith College, among others. She earned her MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of the humor book DO WHAT I SAY: MS. BEHAVIOR’S GUIDE TO GAY AND LESBIAN ETIQUETTE, published by Houghton Mifflin. Several of Meryl’s recent short stories have been Glimmer Train Finalists, and she is just finishing (she hopes) her first novel.


These workshops are held in memory of Eli Daniel Nemetz Todd, a writer born and raised in Northampton who died in October 2016 at the age of 23. They are made possible by donations to the Northampton Center for the Arts in Eli’s honor.



March 18, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Northampton Center for the Arts
Straw Dog Writers Guild


Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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