Thanks to Scriptworks I took a class with an amazing playwright Caridad Svich. For those of you who may not know, Caridad Svich is a badass playwright whose work has been on national and international stages. Don't take my word for it check the bio. In addition to teaching the class, Caridad penned a play along side us (who does that?! She is amazing right).
The class took us through writing a quick draft of a piece. Each week we would turn in pages of our play and she would give us pointers and advice. I took the class last year and I felt like I was a bit more focused this time around. I had a goal to get a draft of a play that I'd been working on since I traveled to Mexico City this Spring.
My play was a 30 page romantic comedy called Felices de Los Cuarto about love triangle amongst four friends, two of which are getting married in 3 days. I don't know if I'll circle back to the piece later because sometimes you write plays because you are a writer. Not to have them seen. Writing is a muscle. But you never know.
All in all, I am grateful for Christi Moore and Scriptworks granting me a scholarship to take part in playwright enrichment this year. I really enjoy being a part of Scriptworks because it makes me feel like a real playwright. The newsletters (Shout out to Member Whip Max), professional development opportunities and community of playwrights gettin' it. It makes me wish I were in Austin again.
But Houston and Austin have both been good to me. Also, I won a grant from Scriptworks to put on a developmental reading of my play Delivery that was a part of their reading series. I hope you can make it!