Lifelong Learning Series: Writing For The Stage with Hope Villanueva—Sponsored by AARP Long Island

June 17
at 7:00pm


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Playwright and Bay Street Theater’s Literary Manager Hope Villanueva will host Writing for The Stage. For theatre lovers and anyone who has ever had a desire to write a play, this is the seminar for you. An educational and inspirational introduction for potential playwrights!

Lifelong Learning Series is a free, four-part, online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island. The series consists of monthly 60-minute seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwriting, storytelling, and exercises in creative motivation. All seminars are recommended for adults ages 18 and over, and are free to attend! Advance registration is required.


Hope Villanueva is an AEA stage manager who holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Playwriting. Her plays have been seen at Honolulu Theatre for Youth, the Next Act! New Play Summit, The Capital Fringe Festival, The Baltimore Playwrights’ Festival, The Black and Latino Playwrights’ Conference, The Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, The Discovery New Play Festival, and The Kitchen Dog New Play Festival. She was invited to be a participant in the HMBG Winter Playwright Retreat in 2017, and her play, The Veils, received its first full production in February 2018 in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Women’s Voices Festival. The Head that Wears the Crown was produced by Ally Theatre Company in 2019. Across the River, about the friendship between an American woman and a novice monk who meet in Bangkok, was part of the INKubator On Air series, and is a part of the WTF Occupy the Space Festival this November. The QoL Mandate has been developed at NextStop Theatre Company and with The Quarantine Reading Society in New York. She is also a member of the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive and is the founder of the D.C.-based playwrights’ workshopping program, The Garden Script Development.

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