Vanessa Garcia offers a 90-minute workshop designed to guide participants through the various stages of playwriting. Participants in the MasterClass Series will be encouraged to utilize the series to develop their own short plays. The short plays developed as part of this series will be eligible for submission to Theatre Lab’s New Play Festival – an opportunity for budding and established playwrights to see their work produced onstage at Theatre Lab!
Vanessa is a multidisciplinary artist working as a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and journalist. Her debut novel, White Light, was published in 2015, to critical acclaim. Named one of the Best Books of 2015 by NPR, Al Dia, Flavorwire, and numerous other publications and institutions, it also won an International Latino Book Award. Her plays have been produced in Edinburgh, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and other cities around the world. These include the immersive hit, Amparo (“Miami’s Hottest Ticket,” according to People en Español), winner of The Ruth Foreman Award. Most recently she's written for Sesame Street and adapted the National Award Winning Book, Waiting for Snow in Havana into a Limited Series. As a journalist, feature writer, and essayist, her pieces have appeared in The LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Narrative.ly, Huffington Post, and American Theatre Magazine, among numerous other publications. She holds a PhD from the University of California Irvine in English (with a focus in Creative Nonfiction), an MFA from the University of Miami (in fiction), and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University (English and Art History).
This event will be hosted online. Further details on when and how to connect to the live stream will be sent to your provided email at a later date.
Due to agreements with playwrights and unions, recordings will not be available. Ticket holders must be available to watch at the time listed.