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September Dates and Guest Artists Coming Soon!

That what SHE SAID
A Conversation with Lauren Gunderson, Anne Washburn, and Sarah Ruhl

Thursday, August 20, 7 pm EDT
You can watch recording of this conversation on YouTube.

One of them was the most produced playwright of the 2019-2020 season, one of them the New York Times referred to as “downright brilliant,” and one of them was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama...twice. One of them led theatre KAPOW to the stars, one to a post-apocalyptic operetta, and one to her unique brand of magical realism...twice. You cannot make a list of notable contemporary playwrights without including these three.

To close our shortened 12th season (that’s what SHE SAID) on a remarkable note, theatre KAPOW is thrilled to announce a very special panel discussion with Lauren Gunderson, Anne Washburn, and Sarah Ruhl. Three of the smartest writers working in the theatre today gathered together in one virtual space.

tKAPOW company members Carey Cahoon and Rachael Longo will facilitate a conversation about the role of female dramatists in contemporary American theatre and discuss the resilience, innovation, and creativity necessary to start telling stories on stage again.

Training is an integral part of theatre KAPOW's work. acting, movement, improvisation, voice, speech, object work, viewpoints, and more. Company members have trained with Double Edge Theatre Company, the Michael Chekhov Studio, Shakespeare & Company, The Atlantic Acting School and SITI Company, and draw on these techniques and methods for their work.

All are invited, no experience is necessary. Come comfortably dressed to move (no jeans). Arrive 15 minutes early to check in and stretch.

Upcoming Open Training Schedule

  • September Dates and Guest Artists Coming Soon!

Open trainings are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month and cost $5. Sessions take place in the studio on the third floor of 83 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH unless otherwise noted. Street parking is available. $5 per session, payable at the door. Questions? Email us.

Planning to join us? You can complete the waiver in advance and bring it with you if it is your first time.

Training with theatre KAPOW

What participants are saying:
"The process of creating with such trust... wow so wonderful! Thanks for making me feel welcome!"
"Had a mind-blowing moment at theatre KAPOW training this morning. Finally connected some concepts I have been struggling with. Love it!"
"Thank you for an invigorating training this morning! Sharpened these tools in my toolbox- movement and gestures to prompt/find feelings and using your whole body in a gesture so it has a beginning, middle and end."

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