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LCTC Playwriting Workshops

LCTC conducts 2 to 3 playwriting workshops each year.

Each workshop will:

  1. teach you how to structure a short play;
  2. help you brainstorm ideas for your own short play; and
  3. provide you with a supportive space and constructive input while you develop your script.

This is a great opportunity for seasoned playwrights looking to try short-length playwriting, or those new to playwriting. The workshop will be facilitated by local theatre artist Emmanuel Romero. Emmanuel cut his teeth as an artist at Bindlestiff Studio, the epicenter of Filipino American Performing Arts. At Bindlestiff, he studied standup comedy, playwriting, and stage directing. He has since branched out into filmmaking with Scary Cow Productions, as well as writing workshop leadership with GAPA Theatre.

Left Coast will soon be opening submissions for scripts for their next staged reading, “Unheard Voices.” This will be an anthology of 6 or 7 pieces written by and for members of queer communities who have been underserved by the broader/mainstream LGBTQ+ movement.

Are you trans, non-binary, QTBIPOC, bi, pan, ace, aro, demi, neurodivergent, have a disability, or are part of any community that has been underserved by the LGBTQ+ community? We want to hear your stories! 

You do not need to be writing a piece for this reading to participate in the workshop, but this is a great opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us.

NOTE: While submissions from past workshops have been selected for readings, participation in the workshop does NOT guarantee a slot in the reading.