Rotate Theatre Writing Workshop: Fall 2023

A corner of notebook paper with the beginnings of a handwritten script. At the top reads the word: seeds
A corner of notebook paper with the beginnings of a handwritten script. At the top reads the word: seeds
  • Oct 17 - Dec 12, Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm CT
    • No sessions 11/21 and 11/28.
    • Optional: Dec 19 - Bonus session with Acting Workshop participants.
    • Optional: Jan 13 - Performance opportunity in Rotate's winter show, Stage Test.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Age: Adult
  • Experience Level: Recommended for those with a theatre background. No writing experience needed and actors are especially encouraged to participate.
  • Lead Facilitator: Cyra K. Polizzi
  • Cost: Free*
  • Registration: Sign up for the waitlist! (The Fall 2023 series is currently full. If slots open up, folks on the waitlist will be notified via email.)

Rotate Theatre Writing Workshops offer theatre artists of all specialties fun, accessible ways to experiment with playwriting featuring underrepresented perspectives. Actors are especially encouraged to participate and to write engaging roles for themselves. Participants are invited to perform in Rotate Theatre's winter show, Stage Test: An Evening of Works in Development, on January 13 at the MYArts building in Madison, WI.

Sessions include a rotating collection of writing prompts, activities utilizing other areas of theatre (acting, design, etc), and contextualizing exercises that help us recognize and shape the messages of our own developing plays. Rotate Theatre Writing Workshops combine our own Rotation Practices with techniques gathered in other settings, including Francesca Peppiatt's Chicago-based "Play For Keeps" program.

The Rotate Theatre Writing Workshop: Fall 2023 will be held virtually. Rotate Theatre's in-person programming in Madison, WI includes an Acting Workshop on Sundays running in tandem with the Writing Workshop.

Please join our Mailing List to be notified about future opportunities or email for more information.

*Rotate Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is able to offer this opportunity to artists free of charge because of support from our community -- Make a donation today! A donation of $300 covers the workshop series for one artist.