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PlayWrite’s One-Act Boot Camp is for YOU!

  • Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 Southwest Morrison Street Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

PlayWrite’s One-Act Boot Camp is for YOU!

No matter where you’re starting, finish with a one-act.

PlayWrite is offering a thrilling five-day workshop for adults that takes you behind the curtain on writing for the stage.

At Artists Repertory Theatre beginning Nov. 6th, participants will work one-on-one with professional writing coaches to craft their own short one-act play. You’ll get to collaborate with top professional actors who will perform your work in front of a live audience. You will always be supported in this no-fail, life-changing workshop.

There is nothing like seeing the world you’ve created brought to life, and we can’t wait to help you make it happen!

Workshop Highlights:

  • This is an opportunity to craft an original one-act play and see it through rehearsal and performance. It is a multi-sensory experience, guaranteed to be both challenging and rewarding.

  • Limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

  • PlayWrite-trained coaches work one-on-one with each participant.

  • Participants collaborate with professional actors, and direct them for performance before a live audience.

  • Performances are videotaped and professionally edited; they can be posted on Vimeo or burned to DVD, as participants prefer.


  • The workshop consists of five sessions: four sessions of 2 ½ hours each, and one session of 5-6 hours (rehearsal & staged reading).

  • The first four sessions will be held on four successive weekdays, Monday through Thursday November 6-9 (7:30-10:00 PM). The sessions will take place in Studio 2 at Artists Repertory Theatre.

  • Over the weekend, PlayWrite staff will cast the plays, set running order, rehearsal schedule, etc.

  • The fifth session will be held on Tuesday afternoon, November. 14th. This session will begin with rehearsals at 3:00-3:30 PM, followed by a celebratory bite/drink (writers, coaches, actors). Showtime is 7:30 PM at ART’s Alder Theatre. Each play usually runs about 8-10 minutes.

  • Following the performance there’ll be a meet ’n greet with authors, coaches, actors and audience. Adult beverages served.

Workshop Cost:

$750 per person. Monthly payment plans can be worked out, if preferred.

Earlier Event: August 16
Bienestar Performance
Later Event: February 6
Mt. Scott Performance