In this workshop, playwrights and other authors of dramatic writing, explore a technique designed to unveil their inner muse freely, holistically, and with an organic approach to non-realistic, non-linear dramatic structure. Based upon the teachings of Bert O. States (Paula Vogel’s professor at Cornell) and the phenomenology of dreaming and fiction, playwrights will discover a powerful dream-based method to explore plot, character, play ideas, style, and more. Writers should bring laptops, writing pads, etc., as this is a hands-on writing workshop, and students will be writing from the moment they enter the class until they leave.


David Crespy is an associate professor of playwriting and founder of the Writing for Performance program for the University of Missouri Department of Theatre. He serves as the artistic director of its Missouri Playwrights Workshop and has coordinated its Mizzou New Play Series, Mizzou on Broadway program, and MU Summer Repertory Comedies-in-Concert series. David's plays have been developed and produced at theatres across the US including River Union Stage, NJ Dramatists, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Primary Stages, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Playwrights Center, HB Playwrights Foundation, Austin Melodrama, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Stages St. Louis, First Run Theatre (St. Louis), Creative Theatre Unlimited.


The Tesseract Theatre Company’s Visiting Playwright Project is a program that brings playwrights who are making waves around the country to St. Louis. It is our hope that local students, writers and artists from the community take advantage of this free opportunity to expand their education and meet this fantastic visiting playwright.


For more information go to:!visiting-playwright-project/c1udp


  • Occurred Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


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