The New Play Project @ WMU

The New Play Project @ WMU

New Play Project Eleven: Writing and Producing a Webisode

Summer One, ENGL 5970 (CRN 21418)

Professors: Steve Feffer (English) and Mark Liermann (Theatre).

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 11:40 AM and 7:00 PM -10:00 PM.

(Please note: the Tuesday and Thursday evening times are used for rehearsals, performances and production.)

Where: York Arena Theatre.

Description: For the past ten years, the New Play Project has developed and presented new stage work by Western Michigan University’s playwrights in collaboration with the Theatre Department’s actors and directors. This year, New Play Project Eleven will continue that tradition of interdisciplinary partnership, while embracing the new technologies associated with the production of Webisodes.

During Summer One, writers in English 5970: New Play Project Eleven will work with the Theatre Department’s actors and directors in the class to write, develop and produce web series or episodes. Once again, the New Play Project will be taught by WMU playwriting professor Dr. Steve Feffer, and WMU directing professor Mark Liermann. Additionally, the class will be joined by guest experts and artists in the field of web production and design.

How: Interested writers should contact Dr. Steve Feffer at for permission or more information.

Please include a few sentences or so about classes in dramatic writing, screen writing, or playwriting that you may have taken or relevant experience in the areas of theatre, film, tv or web writing and production. Additionally, if available, please include a 5-10 page sample of your dramatic writing and/or a clip or web address of your work. However, in the case of web production, no experience is necessary!


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