Ten-Minute Playwriting Workshop


Ten-Minute Playwriting Workshop

Want to learn how to write a short play or brush up your playwriting skills?


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 10/1/2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  2. Sun, 10/8/2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sun, 10/1/2023 - Sun, 10/8/2023


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No Prerequisite, Class, Off-Site

Bainbridge Public Library



This two-session course co-hosted by BARN and Island Theatre (producer of the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival), is designed for new and seasoned playwrights alike. You'll explore and experiment with the core fundamentals of playwriting while focusing on the 10-minute play format. We’ll discuss and debate what makes a “good” 10-minute play. And, through a series of timed exercises and group games, you’ll create characters, write dialogue, and share your work out loud in a fast-paced, inclusive, safe, and fun environment. 


This class will be held at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue N., on Bainbridge.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Kristina Sutherland Rowell

Kristina Sutherland Rowell, a Seattle-based playwright and teaching artist, has more than 17 years of professional teaching experience in the Puget Sound region. She enjoys leading playwriting and collaborative play creation classes for students of all ages. Kristina created and led playwriting courses for adults at ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Macha Monkey Productions.
Kristina is the author of several critically acclaimed plays including "With Dignity," "Thebes," and "Franklin and Figaro." Her play "Nancy, Frank, and Joe," co-written with Desiree Prewitt, was nominated for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award in 2010. Kristina’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, and across Canada. Kristina received her bachelor of arts in theatre from Western Washington University and her master's in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University.

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