CCAA Presents Writing for the Stage with Bob Bartlett

The nuts and bolts of dramatic writing for the stage. Methods of creating dynamic characters, active plots, and solid structures. This workshop meets on four Saturdays throughout the fall and spring. Participants will share work written during the workshop.

Registration is $100 on Eventbrite. Participants must be 18 years or older to register; students currently enrolled in college courses should contact the CCAA office for more information regarding the student discount.

Bob Bartlett’s plays include UNION, an ink-still-drying fiction chronicling Walt Whitman’s years living and loving in Washington, DC during the Civil War; E2, a contemporary reimagining of Marlowe’s Edward II, which premiered last season at Maryland’s Rep Stage; SWIMMING WITH WHALES (1st Stage); HAPPINESS (AND OTHER REASONS TO DIE) (The Welders); THE ACCIDENT BEAR (The Avenue Laundromat); THE REGULAR (2020 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference); THE ORBIT OF MERCURY (2017 O’Neill Finalist); BAREBACK INK, a queer reimagining of the Ganymede myth, which recently had runs at the Capital and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and NYC’s Hard Sparks; and most recently THREE STRANGERS SITTING AROUND A BACKYARD FIREPIT AT TWO IN THE MORNING LISTENING TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S NEBRASKA, which the playwright produced in his backyard. Bartlett is an affiliated artist with the National New Play Network, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Chair of the National Playwriting Program (NPP) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Region 2), and a member of the theatre faculty at Bowie State University, where he teaches playwriting and screenwriting. He is a founding member of The Welders, a DC-based, producing playwrights collective, who earned his MFA in Playwriting at Catholic University of America and lives in an old farmhouse in Central Maryland. (