WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
AFF’s Playwriting Track invites all the ‘narratively-inclined’ to join us at what has become the ultimate writers oasis. Whether you are hoping to cultivate craft essentials in your dramatic writing or searching for creative new ways to move forward in your career, come meet others who share your passion and harness the inspiration offered at AFF for playwrights and screenwriters alike.
PLAYWRITING PROGRAMMING: At Austin Film Festival, our passion has always been to further the art and craft of storytelling by championing writers. The panelist roster in the Playwriting Track features writers who have worked in multiple mediums, discussions will explore the development of dialogue, character, action, temporal elements, and, more specifically, how these techniques can serve to inform writing for film, television, theatre and new media.
Executive Director, National New Play Network
playwright/direction Fiction, Bloomsday, Becky’s New Car, Lonely Planet
dramaturg; Head of Playwriting and Directing UT Austin; Director, Tofte Lake Center
co-founder Austin ‘Wrights; playwright Wild Horses
playwright; writer/co-creator/executive producer I Love Dick
Chief Creative Officer, Sweetwood Creative; former writer Seinfeld; The Tonight Show veteran; contributor NPR
playwright The Couple Next Door, Safe, Brilliant Works of Art, Elevator Girl
playwright; writer/director Manchester By The Sea, You Can Count On Me, Margaret; co-writer Analyze This, Gangs of New York
playwright; writer Big Love; writer/producer The Big C, The Affair, The OA
writer Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Snowpiercer
playwright/scholar Underground, Single Black Female, Mother’s Day, Watch; author Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class
PANEL TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Character Development
- Getting Your Play Produced
- Writing For The Stage
- Playwrights In The Writers Room
A SAMPLING OF 2017 PANELS:
If you have any questions about badges, please feel free to call us at 512-478-4795 or toll free at 1-800-310-FEST.
*If you entered your play into the Playwriting Competition you are eligible for discounts on all of these badges – to request your discount code please email firstname.lastname@example.org