Works in Progress: Playwriting (In Person)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6:30 pm
The Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital
$50 General, $45 Folger Members/Subscribers

What does it mean to be an outsider? How does it feel to be alienated from everything and everyone around you? How can Shakespeare help us put our own experiences on stage?   In this workshop, playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings guides you in creating your own short scene or monologue by exploring these questions.

Following the workshop, participants will see their pieces performed at an in-person presentation on Sunday, January 29 at the Hill Center.

This workshop is offered in person at the Hill Center on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30pm (ET). For the virtual session, click here.

Workshops are open to all: from those who've never written a play, to those who have, and want new techniques. Recommended  for adults and mature teenagers (16+).

About Works in Progress

What’s your story? Folger’s Works in Progress program – hosted in partnership with and at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital – is a series of workshops and a panel conversation that invite aspiring creatives in the fields of playwriting, poetry, and songwriting to create new works under the mentorship of teaching artists.  Workshop registration is open to the public. Works in Progress takes place following Folger's weekend festival of new theatrical works inspired by Shakespeare.

We look forward to welcoming you to in-person performances. Please note: All attendees are required to wear a mask, and proof of vaccination is not required for audiences. Fully vaccinated artists will not be wearing masks while speaking. Folger staff will remain masked at all times. The Folger is committed to maintaining the highest level of health and safety precautions around COVID-19. Click here for more information on how we are keeping our audience and artists safe.


   Hosted in partnership with and at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Who's Who

Teaching Artist