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Playwrighting Workshops @ City Garage

Start, develop, and finish your play under strong dramaturgical guidance from award-winning playwright and Producing Director of City Garage, Charles A. Duncombe. Each week writers read, hear, and discuss their work, get feedback, direction, notes, exercises, and objectives to keep them on task in the next phase of their process. Limited numbers; select admission; personalized attention. Fee includes one private, on one-on-one individual consultation session per month. Three times a year, writers are chosen to have their work read by actors in front of an invited audience.

Sessions:     Mondays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Fees:           $200/month
Admission:   By interview and 10-page writing sample

Your words on the page are not the same as when you hear them come alive. Bring your work to one of the most critically-esteemed small theatres in Los Angeles, City Garage. Interact, learn from others, and benefit from an open, on-going process to help get you to a finished piece.

Ongoing enrollment. Applications accepted monthly. Call 310.453.9939 or email workshops@citygarage.org to submit writing sample and schedule an interview.

Private, individual dramaturgical consultations available on hourly basis. Call for rates and further information.

About Charles Duncombe
Charles Duncombe is a writer, producer, and designer. He is the author of the City Garage texts Atrocities (2000), Cinema Stories: Ceremonies of Unendurable Bondage (2002), Oedipustext/LA (2003) and Patriot Act: A Reality Show (2004). He also wrote the company’s adaptations of Heiner Müller: Medeatext;Los Angeles/Despoiled Shore (2000), Frederick of Prussia/George W’s Dream of Sleep (2001); and The Mission (Accomplished) (2008). His English-language versions (with Frédérique Michel) of Moliere’s The Bourgeois Gentilhomme (2008), The School For Wives (2009), and Sganarelle (2010), as well as Beaumarchais’s The Marriage of Figaro (2010) were all produced at City Garage to critical acclaim. His play Patriot Act won the 2004 Fratti-Newman Award for Political Playwriting. All three of his Müller adaptations were nominated for the LA Weekly’s “Best Adaptation” award, as was, in 2008 The Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and in 2010 his contemporary version of The Trojan Women: LA/Dafur Dreamscape. The Marriage of Figaro won the Weekly’s award for Best Translation. He is also the author of the short story collection Ceremonies of Unendurable Bondage and Other Stories (2001). His most recent works for City Garage are Caged (2013), Bulgakov/Moliere (2014), and Timepiece (2015). In 2009, along with Frederique Michel he was awarded the LA Weekly’s “Queen of the Angels” award, and in 2011 he and Michel received the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle “Margaret Hartford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre.”