Lincoln Memorial University

Playwright Intensive


Playwright Intensive with Lisa Soland

Lisa Soland, a theatre professor from Maryville College and distinguished playwright, is hosting this year’s Playwright Intensive for adults on June 9th -14th.  During this workshop, Lisa will help you refine your playwriting skills, everything from improving your dialogue or strengthening your scene development. This work shop will conclude with the 10-Minute Play Reading Festival on June 14th at Arnold Auditorium and the Lincoln Library and Museum, located at the main entracnce to the LMU campus.

This weeklong playwright workshop, led by the award-winning international playwright Lisa Soland and will explore all the dramatic formats: monologues, 10-minute, one-act and full-length plays. Before the week concludes, Ms. Soland will discuss all aspects of a playwright’s life. Because all writers have the option to dine together off-campus, any question you might have that was not covered, can be asked of her directly, one-on-one.

Classes will be held in the mornings, private writing time in the afternoons, then after dinner, everyone will meet up again to read the work developed that day.

Selected pieces developed over the five days will be given a staged reading at the LMU 10-Minute Play Festival the evening of June 14th, 2017. NOTE: Due to adult themes and langauge, plays may not be suitable for young audience members.  

All writing levels welcome.

**Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Residential participants will stay in the lovely LMU residence halls.

The residential option is $550 and the lunch only option is $450, but if you register by May 15th, you will save $50! There are scholarships available!

Click here to register.

About Lisa Soland

Lisa Soland has a Bachelor of Fine Art in acting, and has spent many years doing so. However, she began to act less and less as she developed her hand at playwriting. Lisa has numerous full-length plays, one acts, 10-minute plays, and monologues; many of these have won her prestigious awards.

Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Applause Books and Dramatic Publishing have published Lisa Soland’s plays, with over 40 international publications in all.  She has produced and/or directed over 80 productions and play readings, 55 of which have been original.  Ms. Soland teaches privately, online, in the theatre department of Maryville College, and throughout the United States. She is also a children’s author with titles The Christmas Tree Angel, The Unmade Moose, Thump, and SomeBunny To Love. She’s currently writing a one-man play on the life of WWI hero, Sgt. Alvin York, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 at York’s childhood home in Pall Mall, Tennessee. The play will help launch events to honor the 100th Anniversary of WWI, and then the one-man show will tour throughout the United States. 



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