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Wednesday, February 6


Writing with Women in Mind: The Bechdel Test and Beyond
This discussion and workshop examines and discusses the ways in which women are portrayed onstage, looking at the Bechdel Test, the Floor Lamp Test, the Jane Test, and others. Participants write and share a short scene, using the discussion as inspiration.


Gina Grandi

Dr. Gina L. Grandi is currently a lecturer in the Theatre and Dance Department at Appalachian State University. She come to App State by way of New York University, where she taught theatre education and pre-certification courses and worked as a professional development consultant... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - HEC 2024 Health Education Center, 300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303


Instant Playwriting-- What it is and how to do it well
This fast paced workshop hands you the nuts and bolts of playwriting from inspiration to submitting your properly formatted manuscript. Please bring a laptop or something to write with and to write on!


Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau is the founder and director of the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, and recently received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for excellence in theatre education. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright's Workshop and his plays have been performed in... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - HEC 2030 Health Education Center, 300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Friday, February 8


Playwriting: The Building Blocks of Action
How do you as a playwright develop your plot? How do you select and create an order of events that provide meaning? What is the importance of a "scenario"? Does your plot have to follow a formula? What are the outcomes you are seeking? And ultimately, how do you tell your story? These are some of the questions we will explore in this workshop.

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Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The George - Rm 160 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Saturday, February 9


Constructing Meaningful Stories: Exploring Interview Theatre
This workshop will introduce some basic interview theatre skills that will be practiced immediately. Participants will interview each other. The workshop will culminate with a sharing of each other's stories, as actors and playwrights.


Dewey Scott-Wiley

KCACTF Region IV - SDC Coordinator
Dewey Scott-Wiley is the coordinator of Directing Initiatives for KCACTF Region IV. She is a Professor of Theatre, and heads up the performance curriculum at University of South Carolina Aiken. As a professional actor and director, Dewey has worked extensively up and down the east... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 120