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Saturday, October 26 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Playwriting*

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* Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft, and business of writing for the stage. How do you get your play produced? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to playwrights, theatrical producers, and dramaturges in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for the stage.

*This Roundtable requires advance registration at the Roundtable Sign-up Table in the Driskill Mezzanine; the Roundtable takes place at St. David's Episcopal Church's Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street. Only one roundtable sign-up slot per registrant. Registrants must have the day-appropriate badge.

ROUNDTABLE SIGN UP HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 23 | 12:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday, October 24 | 8:30AM-5:00PM
Friday, October 25 | 8:30AM-5:00PM
Saturday, October 26 | 8:30AM-3:00PM

Speakers
avatar for Sofia Alvarez

Sofia Alvarez

playwright; screenwriter To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Sofia Alvarez is a playwright and screenwriter. She recently adapted Jenny Han’s bestselling novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before which premiered on Netflix in August 2018. She is currently working on the sequel, PS I Still Love You also for Netflix. She is writing a film adaptation... Read More →
avatar for Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah Brunstetter

writer/producer This is Us; playwright The Cake
Bekah’s plays include The Cake (The Echo Theater; MTC Spring 2019), Going to a Place where you already Are (South Coast Repertory), The Oregon Trail (Portland Center Stage, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Flying V) Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), and Oohrah! (The Atlantic... Read More →
avatar for Laura Eason

Laura Eason

writer/producer The Loudest Voice, Here and Now; playwright Sex with Strangers
Laura Eason is a Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter and producer.Her writing/producing credits for TV include The Loudest Voice for Showtime and four seasons on Netflix’s House of Cards (Emmy Nomination for Drama Series, WGA Nomination for Writing in a Drama Series.) Laura's... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Levenshus

Samantha Levenshus

writer Neon Future (comic book), The Grimm World (play), Holy Unexpected (tv); Development Executive, Script Pipeline
Samantha Levenshus works as a writer in sunny Santa Monica. She recently finished work on Steve Aoki’s comic book series NEON FUTURE, which she co-wrote with Eisner Award-winner Jim Krueger. Her love for characters and storytelling was born in theater and, as a playwright, she’s... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Lynn

Kirk Lynn

The Method Gun; head of the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT; the Artistic Director of The Rude Mechanicals
Kirk Lynn is a novelist and playwright living in Austin, TX with his wife, the poet Carrie Fountain, and their children, Olive and Judah. Kirk is one of five artistic directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective. With the Rudes Kirk has written and adapted many plays, including... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth V. Newman

Elizabeth V. Newman

director (stage): 'A Delicate Ship' by Anna Ziegler; '100 Planes' by Lila Rose Kaplan; 'Mocha' by Eleanor Burgess; (film): 'Child of Light' (feature)
Elizabeth V. Newman (Theatre & Film Director) is a native New Yorker who has directed and produced critically-acclaimed theatre and film in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Austin, TX. She is the Artistic Director of The Filigree Theatre of Austin, TX. She graduated from Yale University... Read More →
avatar for Steven Walters

Steven Walters

head writer/co-creator/co-executive producer 1865: the Audio Drama; writer American Scandal, American History Tellers
Steven Walters is a Los Angeles based writer, director, actor and producer. Steven is a former member of the resident company at Dallas Theater Center in addition to being a co-founder of Second Thought Theatre in Dallas, Texas. As an actor, Steven is best known for his role on NBC's... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Attendees (54)