The Playwright’s Toolbox

BITE now offers a comprehensive playwriting workshop lead by professional working New York playwright, David Jacobi, and experienced dramaturg, Anna Chovanec. Lessons in dramatic structure, plot, character, scenes, dialogue, and getting produced will provide you with the tools to write a solid script for short, one-act, or full length play or musical. Plays written in the workshop will automatically be eligible to enter the 4th Annual Beijing International New Short Play Festival in 2012. Skills acquired in the workshop can also be applied in the 24 hour play project coming this Summer 2011.

Saturdays 11-2 starting March 19 for eight weeks ending in May. Cost: 80RMB per session.

Location: The Hutong

Register now: or 13261904285.

Space is limited, so register today!

David Jacobi is a playwright from New York. His plays have performed at venues such as the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Primary Stages, Purchase Performing Arts Center, and Clemson University, where he guest lectured. He is a WordBRIDGE alum, and in 2009 was a member of Heart Punch, a writing collective created by Lucy Thurber and Madeleine George of 13P which had a year long residency at New Dramatists. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, David continues to be a professional playwright in the states while sitting on his couch in Beijing.

Anna Chovanec is a dramaturg, director, and actor from Memphis, TN. She holds a degree in theatre production and poetry. The majority of her work has been in new play dramaturgy and literary management, with Fishamble Theatre Company in Dublin, IE, and The Generous Company’s WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Lab in Baltimore, MD. A recent addition to the Beijing theatre scene, she was this year’s BINSPF Assistant Producer and now she is very excited to teach BITE’s all new playwriting workshop!