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Drama Writing Workshop with A.P. Andrews

Drama Writing Workshop with A.P. Andrews

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
Red Cloud Opera House
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Mark your calendars for July 9-12, 2015!

Join New York playwright A.P. Andrews in Red Cloud for a four-day workshop in drama writing! This workshop is open to all experience levels and will culminate in a staged reading in the Red Cloud Opera House!

Our 8th annual Prairie Writers' Workshop will be led by New York playwright A.P. Andrews. A native of nearby Superior, Nebraska, Andrews serves as artistic director of Superior Community Theater, though his work has been performed and developed in Nebraska, New York, Idaho, and Great Britain. He is teaching assistant in the playwriting program of New York University's Playwrights Horizons Theater School, as well as producing associate for Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.

Andrews' Nebraska Cycle is a series of ten plays about life in the rural Midwest, and includes Abby in the SummerBurning BarnThe Girl with the Red BalloonTailgatesThree More SundaysMeth and KissesCecil and MarieHomesteadsMaria Barone Comes Home, and Winter Visits. Other works include ConstantinHigherTommy and His Stars and StripesJolly the Christmas WalrusThis Might Hurt a LittleOptimism Or, and a collection of six one-act plays entitled Awake and Dreaming.


Thursday 5pm - Check in and introductions

Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 - Workshop

Friday 10 - 12:30 - Workshop

Friday 1:30 - 3 - Cather tour

Friday 5-8:30 pm - Workshop

Saturday 10-12:30 - Workshop

Saturday 5-8:30 - Workshop

Sunday 12-3:30 - Workshop

Sunday 4pm - Reading & reception

Note to Participants

Please write down your first memory of home—it should be 100 words or less (certainly no more than a page), and need not be in the form of a play; please bring one typed copy with you.

Though not required, bringing a laptop to the workshop would be helpful. Please email A.P. directly ( with any questions.