with Alyssa Haddad
In this series of workshops, emerging playwrights and INKubator alums Alyssa Haddad and Catherine Weingarten will put the “play” back in playwriting and give attendees the creativity, silly, energizing artistic boost necessary to create theatrical work during this difficult time.
As artists, they are both drawn to the idea of making theater more accessible and fun, and embracing comedy as an art form that is just as valid as drama. Audiences deserve to be entertained and to have a good time. To shake off the dust of seriousness, Haddad and Weingarten will lead workshops on specific lively topics, such as dessert and the 2000s.
Alyssa Haddad is a Brooklyn-based, award-winning playwright of Lebanese and Italian descent. Her plays have been presented at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, The Secret Theatre, Theater for the New City, Kraine Theatre, and The Midtown International Theatre Festival where she was the recipient of the Playwright’s Award. She is an alumna of Living Room Theater’s New Play Incubator Lab, New Perspectives Theatre Company’s Women’s Work Short Play Lab and a 2019 Artist-In-Residence and Guest Lecturer at Adams State University’s Rare A.I.R program. She was a 2019-2020 member of Art House Productions INKubator Play Lab and is a winner of Athena Project Arts’ 2021 Plays in Progress series. She holds a BA in History and Writing from The College of Saint Rose and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. More at alyssahaddad.com and NPX.
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