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New to playwriting or want to inject some energy into your ongoing writing practice? The Playwriting Lab is an opportunity to add more tools to your writing toolbox. We'll explore and experiment with the core fundamentals of playwriting and start developing scenes right away. Through a series of timed exercises and group games, we will create characters, write dialogue, and share our work out loud in a fast-paced, inclusive, safe, and fun environment.
Kristina Sutherland is a playwright, teaching artist, director, and actor based in Seattle. Kristina has over 15 years of professional teaching experience in the Puget Sound region and enjoys leading playwriting and collaborative play creation classes for students of all ages. Kristina created and led playwriting courses for adult learners at ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Macha Monkey Productions, She has taught hundreds of beginning to advanced playwriting students since 2004.
Kristina is also the author of several critically acclaimed plays including With Dignity, Thebes and Franklin and Figaro. Her play Nancy, Frank, and Joe, co-written with Desiree Prewitt, was nominated for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award in 2010. Kristina’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, and across Canada in numerous fringe theatre festivals. Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Western Washington University and her Master in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University.