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Come Play(wright) with Me! A Playwriting Class for ALL Writers
Come Play(wright) with Me! A Playwriting Class for ALL Writers

We're sorry to report that this class is indefinitely postponed due to illness. 

Instructor: Jennifer Blackmer
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Time: 3 to 5 pm Central Standard Time
Location: Larksong Writers Place
1600 N. Cotner Blvd. 
Lincoln, NE


"The theater community is immensely the better for her presence among us. She is doing work that matters." 

Judges' Citation, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Emerging American Playwright Award

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This class is for all writers, not just those writing for stage and screen - though those writers are welcome too! In this workshop and discussion, accomplished playwright Jennifer Blackmer will share her techniques for building an excellent playground (i.e. structuring a story) and inviting interesting people (i.e. complicated characters) to connect with audiences there. Topics and activities will include tips for utilizing non-traditional story structures, infusing character backstory seamlessly into action, and writing compelling dialogue.

Jennifer Blackmer is the 2015 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award winner for Emerging American Playwright, and serves as Professor of Theatre and Executive Director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at Ball State University.

Her plays have been produced off-Broadway and across the country, and include Human Terrain, Unraveled, Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (Joseph Jefferson award for Best Adaptation), Delicate Particle Logic, Borrowed Babies, and the upcoming Predictor, currently in development. Jennifer’s screenplay for Human Terrain won the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award through the Tribeca Film Institute, and was also a finalist for the Sundance Film Institute Sloan Prize.

Additional film and television work include the feature Rare Earth, series Miss Mitchell’s Comet, and a rewrite of the Aaron Berg feature Assault. Jennifer’s writing has been short-listed for the Princess Grace Award and the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship, and has been developed by Seven Devils, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, The Lark and Activate Midwest.

Jennifer is a resident playwright for Chicago's Broken Nose Theatre.



Larksong is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are committed to supporting both the writers who come to us for instruction and the writers who come to us to teach. We keep our class fees low, offer free programming, and pay our instructors. Please consider supporting our mission by making a tax-deductible donation.