The nuts and bolts of dramatic writing, specifically for the stage, including methods of creating dynamic characters, active plots, and solid structures.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

About the Speaker

bob BartlettBob Bartlett is a Washington, DC based dramatist whose plays include Swimming with Whales, Happiness (and other reasons to die), The Orbit of Mercury, The Accident Bear, Kuchu Uganda, Greetings from Youngstown, and Kansas. His work has been performed, developed, and commissioned at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Lark New Play Development Center, Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival, Theater Alliance, Source Festival, DC’s First Draft, Theatre J, Active Cultures, Rorschach Theatre, Bowie State University, and the Capital and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

His work has been performed  in Atlanta (Alliance Theater), NYC (The Lark, Stellar Productions, Id Theatre and Kef productions), Washington, DC (National New Play Network/DC Area Writers Showcase at the Kennedy Center, Third Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival), and Baltimore. (Iron Crow Theatre Company)

Swimming with Whales was one of the recipients of KCACTF’s 2011 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting and David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award. It was also a finalist for the 2011 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. In 2013, Kansas was a semi-finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.

Mr. Bartlett is also a recipient of a 2012 and 2015 Individual Artists Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. He teaches theatre at Bowie State University, earned his MFA in Playwriting at Catholic University of America, and is a founding member of The Welders and lives in historic Davidsonville, Maryland.

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.