Participants must be 12 years old or older to register!
Scholarships are available. Please email email@example.com
"From Page to Stage" is a series of four workshops with Jeff Catanese and Marci Bernstein that will help you prepare your script idea for the stage!
Students will be able to start with anything they have in progress -- or even just an idea -- and develop it into a script that is ready to be performed as a one-act play. The series will culminate in an evening of Readers Theatre with a feedback panel of local theatre professionals. Enrolled students are expected to attend all four sessions.
The Basics - 2-5pm Saturday, October 7
We'll discuss the essential building blocks of your story, such as characters, plot, dialogue, etc.
What's the Big Idea? - 2-5pm Saturday, October 28
What's the story behind the story? We'll parse our plays to determine the THEME behind the work.
Chekov's Gun - 2-5pm Saturday, November 18
What is needed to better convey your idea? What can you get rid of to write more efficiently? What did you introduce just because you thought it was fun or cool that is completely unnecessary? Let's find out!
Show No Mercy - 4-7pm Saturday, December 9 (tentative)
Your drafts are meaningless! It's hard to grapple with getting rid of stuff you love for the greater good of the work, but Jeff and Marci are ready to help you do just that. In our last session, we'll work on honing the play without regard to what you've already done.
Readers Theatre - TBD
Moppets board member Jeff Catanese is a local writer, director and actor. He is the Artistic Director of Attic Salt Theatre Company and co-author of three drama education books for Scholastic, Inc. Recently, Jeff has directed Lies for Attic Salt Theatre Company, ACT’s Elf and Black Comedy at Parkway Playhouse. He also served as mentor for the Moppets "A Christmas Carol (in July)."
Marci Bernstein is executive director of Parkway Playhouse and a founding partner of Attic Salt Theater Company. Marci spent many years in the classroom developing programs that balance education basics with the arts. She has taught residencies through LEAF and TAPAAS, directed Youth Production Classes at Asheville Community Theatre, and directed or produced many of Attic Salt’s Mainstage shows.
- Cancellations before August 15 are fully refundable.
- Cancellations between August 15 and September 1 are eligible for a 50 percent refund or transfer to another session.
- Cancellations after September 1 are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Full and partial scholarships are available for From Page to Stage. Please email Rachel@Moppets.org for details.