ACHF Arts Access
My budget includes funds to cover fees and tuition for The Loft and Playwrights' Center. My project will be scheduled for a public performance at the end of the grant period. This trial by fire will provide the opportunity to clearly evaluate the growth of my writing ability. 2: My project is scheduled for a public performance at the end of the grant period in the downtown St Paul Cultural Arts District. I predict that my audience base will grow as a result of the excitement of this new work. I will measure the actual growth against my estimated growth and evaluate my success in reaching a larger Minnesota audience.
I learned a great deal from my in depth classes at both the Playwright Center and The Loft. The key thing I learned at the Playwright Center was the importance to workshop your play to develop the finished work. THE LOFT provide a deeper understanding of the art of writing which has inspired me to continue writing on a daily bases. I finished up my project with a class at THE LOFT called Publishing Boot Camp to now learn how to publish my writing. 2: As stated above my biggest lesson at the Playwright Center was the importance of workshoping your play. Because of this lesson Minnesotans were able to see the development of my play when I arranged to workshop it at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in the fall of 2013. 1,600+ audience members had the opportunity to see me develop the text over seven weekends. The ability to work my play before a live audience was the period of the most artistic growth.