What: Playwriting Workshop Series led by Chris Jansen
When: Sept. 5, Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3 (all Tuesdays), 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: MWC (c/o RIPL, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL)
Cost: $50 for MWC members // $75 for non-members // FREE for college students

MWC is thrilled to offer a playwriting workshop series this fall, presented by Chris Jansen, founding Artistic Director of New Ground Theatre in Davenport. This workshop will pick up where Jansen’s last workshop at MWC left off in February 2016. Starting Sept. 12, the material will be all new, as everyone will be up to speed from the previous workshop.

Registrations are pro-rated for 4-sessions — $40 for MWC members // $60 for non-MWC members, free for students.
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The series will meeting each Tuesday in September and the first Tuesday in October from 5:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Rock Island Public Library. Here’s a complete description:

This class will explore basic playwriting.  The first class will be a format primer for those who have never written a play before.  In the other four classes we will play with dialogue, situation, conflict, humor, and write a series of short plays.  If desired, class members will be able to present their favorite class-written piece for an invited audience, at the Village Theatre.

Thanks to the support of the Riverboat Development Authority, MWC is able to offer this workshop free to college/graduate students.

Please contact Ryan Collins at MWC, 309-732-7330 // mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org, for more information about this workshop, or to register over the phone. You can also register using the PayPal link below.

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Bio for Chris Jansen


Chris Jansen has an MFA in Theatre Arts/Playwriting from Brandeis University.  Her plays have been produced at West Coast Ensemble, Brandeis, Davenport Junior Theatre, and New Ground Theatre.  She is the founding Artistic Director of New Ground in Davenport.  She directs New Ground’s PlayGroup, an informal group of local writers interested in playwriting.