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Free Playwriting Workshop for Senior Voices at Encore West

Create something that is personal, theatrical, and YOU! Led by Crystal Skillman


Free 3 hours

Sat, Jun 2



Box Office


Encore West Community Room

755 10th Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Street)
New York, NY 10019


Led by Crystal Skillman 

This free workshop is open to people over 65 who live, work, or play in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Space is limited so sign up today! 

Over this unique one-day session, writers will have an opportunity to complete several dramatic playwriting exercises, share their work, and read scenes from new plays as well as discuss how to learn from them. Crystal Skillman, who teaches at Pace University and ESPA Primary Stages, will be leading the workshop. She uses techniques from theatre, TV, comic books, audio books, and musical theater writing to teach new students creative methods of developing scenes. Students will emerge with a notebook full of material and a new 10 minute play. 

For more information contact or 212-757-3318 x214.

More About Crystal Skillman: 
Skillman’s plays include Geek, Cut, Pulp Vérité, King Kirby, Rain, and Zoe Save the World (winner of the 2018 Earth Matters On Stage New Play Competition). She is the recipient of a NY Innovative Theater Award, and her work is a three-time New York Times Critics’ Pick. Crystal is the musical theater book-writer of Mary and Max (Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin) premiering this fall at Theatre Calgary, and Postcard American Town (Composer/Lyricist Lynne Shankel). Comic book/TV credits include Adventure Time, Eat Fighter (Line Webtoon), and Paper Heroes (top three pilots, Final Draft Big Break Contest), written with her husband and co-writer Fred Van Lente. Crystal is represented by UTA.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; The Ireland Funds, America; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Nancy Malone Living Trust; The Shubert Foundation; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County; The Knights of St. Patrick; The Jerome L. Greene Foundation; Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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