Start a Play Workshop with Tina Satter May 16, 2020


Start a Play Workshop with Tina Satter

May 16, 11am PST - 1pm PST
Workshop capacity: 10 people

Half Straddle playwright and director Tina Satter leads participants through simple generative prompts to get the earliest basics of a new play started from a non-psychological, pressure-free place.

This event is free with pre-registration and welcomes all levels of experience and/or interest in playwriting. RSVP for the Start a Play Workshop.


Tina Satter/Half Straddle is a Brooklyn-based writer and director who makes plays, performances, videos, and music. She is Artistic Director of the theater company Half Straddle founded in 2008 and awarded an Obie grant in 2013. Her most recent show, House of Dance, about a transgender tap student, opened in October 2013 commissioned by New York City Players' American Playwrights Divison and was named a New York Times Critic's Pick.

Her play, Seagull (Thinking of you) premiered at PS122’s 2013 COIL Festival following residencies at MASS MoCA, New Museum, and Abrons Art Center — and is touring in France and Croatia. Her show In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL was named a Top 10 Show of 2011 by PAPER Magazine, among other honors, and FAMILY was named a Top 10 show of 2009 by Time Out New York. Her work has been curated into seasons at The Kitchen, PS122, Incubator Arts Project, the Bushwick Starr, Prelude Festival, and Ice Factory Festival. Her play Away Uniform had its European premiere at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2013.

Tina was named a “2011 Off-Off Broadway Innovator to Watch” by Time Out New York, was a 2013 Kitchen L.A.B. resident, and featured director at Culture Project’s 2011 Women Center Stage Festival. She has been a guest artist at Princeton University, Reed College, and Fordham University. Tina attended Mac Wellman’s graduate playwriting program at Brooklyn College and received a B.A. in English from Bowdoin College and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Reed College.