Kitrosser’s Screenplays Produced Twice At The Sundance Film Festival in 2018
Hillsboro, OR — Dan Kitrosser is one of the rising stars of American theater and independent film. Two of his screenplays have been turned into films that premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, and his 2013 play Tar Baby was hailed by the New Yorker Magazine as “smart, original, refreshing, and maybe even necessary.” Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre, is thrilled to announce that Kitrosser will bring his unique approach to creating new plays to The Vault Theater in downtown Hillsboro for an eight week playwriting workshop open to the public.
“Dan’s work is truly groundbreaking,” said Scott Palmer, B&B’s Founding Artistic Director. “He has written a huge range of successful plays; serious dramas, comedies, children’s theatre, musicals, and more. This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for residents of Hillsboro who want to learn more about playwriting and theatre craft to learn from a master.”
In this eight week workshop, which begins on May 19th, 2018, participants will meet for three hours each week to explore a different element of playwriting, do a writing exercise, and have their work read aloud and discussed by the group. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have a first draft of a play between 60 and 100 pages long, and the workshop will culminate in a performance of excerpts from all of the plays.
“Bag&Baggage has been so successful at making familiar stories feel like new,” said Kitrosser, “And I fervently believe that when we create something new in art, we are always standing on the shoulders of the art and artists that came before us. From direct adaptation of classical work to modern-day updates, or even just using imagery and myths as inspiration, everything is possible.”
Registration for the workshop is now open and the course costs $300 for the eight weeks. Detailed schedule of workshop dates and times, along with more information about the workshop, can be found online at bagnbaggage.org or by calling 503 345 9590. More information on Dan Kitrosser can be found online at http://danstories.wixsite.com/dankitrosser.