2019 Spring Playwriting Workshop

with Catherine Filloux and Jessica Litwak

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Build your work and explore theatrical writing with the support, guidance and expertise of two award winning Theatre Without Borders playwrights. Participants will work on individual plays after doing exercises and discussing ideas. There will be group work and one-on-one interaction with the workshop leaders. In the culminating session participants will read their new work and we will consider options for  production. 

·       Five group meetings to work on a piece that we will help shepherd to completion; or to work on a variety of pieces in development.  Includes individual meetings.

·      7 Weekly Peer Support Sessions with “writing buddies”

·      Individual meetings with Both Teachers


·      April 28th

·      May 12th, May 19th

·      June 15th, June 16th

LOCATION: Upper West Side, New York City

COST: $375 Before April 1st, $400 After  April 1st

contact us ASAP to reserve your spot: Jessica.litwak@gmail.com

Catherine and Jessica created such a warm, lovely and supportive creative space. I felt encouraged, welcomed, and most importantly inspired. As an artist in New York City, it’s  rare to spend a day feeling creatively nourished and productive and ready to take more risks.”

Alexa Jordan


“Catherine and Jessica’s workshops I have attended continue to extensively aid my development as a playwright. Being able to meet in a supportive atmosphere with facilitators who are fully present and fellow writers who are engaged in our collective experience provides the opportunity to be immersed in the creative process.”

Susan Jennifer Polese



Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for twenty-five years. In New York City, Catherine was honored with the 2017 Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre and with the 2015 Planet Activist Award. Filloux has taught playwriting and served as a speaker at places around the world including Vassar College, Wesleyan University, La MaMa Umbria, and ArtRole's International Women’s Conference in Iraq. Catherine is featured in the documentary film “Acting Together on the World Stage" co-created by Dr. Cynthia E. Cohen and filmmaker Allison Lund; and she is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders. www.catherinefilloux.com


Jessica Litwak is a playwright, performer, educator, puppet builder and leader in the field of socially engaged theatre. She has a BFA in acting, an MFA in playwriting, a Ph.D. in Theatre as Leadership and Change. She is the Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective, and the founder of Artists Rise Up NY. Herwork hasbeen published by Theatre Communications Group, Applause Books, Smith and Krause, No Passport Press and The New York Times. Litwak has taught theatre around the world including at San Francisco State University, the Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College, Columbia University, Lesley University, and Whitman College. She is a core member of Theatre Without Borders and a Fulbright Scholar.