Poet and playwright Dave Harris will participate in a Q & A workshop on a variety of topics including the intersection between poetry and script writing, his sources of inspiration, honing one’s craft, and how a poet / playwright makes a living (pre and during COVID-19).
Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. He is the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company. His plays have been produced or developed by Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Roundabout Underground, Manhattan Theater Club, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, Victory Gardens, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, and Ojai Playwrights Conference amongst others. Honors include: the 2019 Ollie Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award and Mark Twain Award from The Kennedy Center, The International Commendation for The Bruntwood Prize, the 2018 Venturous Fellowship from The Lark, and a Cave Canem poetry fellowship amongst others. His adapted film Summertime had its premiere at Sundance in 2020 and will be distributed in 2021. His first full-length collection of poetry, Patricide, was published in May 2019 from Button Poetry. Dave received his B.A. from Yale University and his MFA from UC San Diego.
This event is free to those whose incomes have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Donations are gratefully accepted and help support Play Cafe's programs. Suggested amount $10-20.
Sunday, August 23 4:00-5:00 Pacific time. **This will be on line event and participants will be sent instructions after registering.