Adaptations Gone Wild with Catherine Weingarten

$40, $30 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet online via Zoom.

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Class Description

In this workshop for writers of all backgrounds/playwrights of all levels, students will learn some secret tricks to making their adaptations stand out. Students will come into the class with required reading of a well known fairytale and come out of the class with a blueprint for the beginning of a short or full length adaptation.

Drawing from her own extensive experience with adaptation, Catherine will help students realize that adaptations are all about your personal relationship to the work and what excites you about the original story. Through discussion, we will explore why audiences always love an adaptation and how to make your stand out. We will also do a series of writing exercises to help students start writing their own adaptations.

Meet Your Instructor

Catherine Weingarten is a friendly jewish chick from an obscure area of Pennsylvania! Catherine’s summer camp play “Are You Ready to Get PAMPERED!?” had a reading at 59E59 with Less than Rent and also was part of Dixon Place’s Bingo Lounge. Some of her other plays include: Pineapple Upside Down Cake (KCACTF:national semi-finalist), Janis and the Big BAD World (Semi-finalist at Wide Eyed Productions), A Roller Rink Temptation (NOLA Fringe), This Car Trip Suckss ( Piper Theater Productions Emerging Artist Reading Series), and Love Potion Number Slut (Tiny Rhino).

She has been involved with Abingdon Playwrights Group as well as New Perspective’s Women’s Work Short Play Lab. She is the recipient of the Scott McPherson award. She has been a reader for New Georges and is a current reader for Rattlestick. BA:Bennington College MFA:Ohio University

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