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Behind the Curtain at La Jolla Playhouse: How a New Play Is Born

Gabriel Greene, MA

How do new plays and musicals go from an idea to a full production? La Jolla Playhouse Director of New Play Development Gabriel Greene pulls back the curtain on the new-play development process, breaking down the components of theatrical storytelling and sharing what great writers can teach us. In his presentation, he will give us an insider’s look at the workings of a regional theater’s literary department. Because he often serves as dramaturg for Playhouse productions, he will also shed light on the role and function of a dramaturg.

Instructor: Gabriel Greene joined the La Jolla Playhouse artistic staff in 2007 and has helped to shepherd the development of dozens of new plays and musicals. These include works by Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, and Tony Award winners, as well as a U.S. Poet Laureate. Greene received his BA from the University of Michigan and an MA from Trinity College, Dublin. His own plays include Goosebumps Alive, an immersive adaptation of R.L. Stine’s novels, and Safe at Home, the winner of an Ivey Award.

Coordinator: Linda Webb

Course Number: OSHR-70023   Credit: 0 units

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