WorkBench: New Play Workshop

June 09, 2024 - June 15, 2024

In 2021, Northern Light Opera Company introduced another new project: WorkBench: New Play Workshop. Led by professional playwriters from New York City, novice writers with stories to tell are inspired to create a 10-minute play. After meeting each other around a campfire, writers are given “prompts” to challenge their creativity, and then they regroup the next day for a week of intensive work, creating and tweaking their plays. At week’s end, their plays are performed by NLOC cast members before an audience. Audiences are impressed and writers are amazed and delighted and may be inspired to continue writing. This year’s dates are June 9-15. You’re invited to their Showcase June 15. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.