Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Melinda Lopez The Playwright’s Voice July 19 to July 24, 2020 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 1-4pm Discipline: Playwriting OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This workshop is part of the WOMEN’S PLAYWRIGHTS series

Whether you are a first time-playwright or the author of many scripts, everyone can use time to re-charge. This workshop will combine simple exercises to jump-start our writing, help us focus on why writing matters to us, and what stories reflect our values. Through free-writing and short assignments, we will follow where inspiration takes us, experimenting with form and character along the way. We’ll also share selections of our own work in-class. The hope is that we all generate new material rather than re-write—although it’s fine if you wish to focus on a draft in-progress. Please anticipate some writing outside of class. Bring a willingness to explore and discover (or re-discover) your playwrights voice.


Melinda Lopez is an Artist-in-Residence at the Huntington Theatre Co, Boston. She is the recipient of the Mellon Foundation National Playwriting Residency Program and received the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence. Her plays include MALA, (also available on Audible) a new adaptation of YERMA, BECOMING CUBA, CAROLINE IN JERSEY, ORCHIDS TO OCTOPI, SONIA FLEW and many others. Her work has been produced all over the United States, and most recently in Cuba.