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In-Person: Pulp Playhouse Intensive with Brian Lohmann (#23-07-3834)

In-Person: Pulp Playhouse Intensive with Brian Lohmann

Ft. Mason

Class Time/Dates: July 7, 8, 9 // Friday 6:00-10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Schedule: 3 sessions

Class size: 12 students maximum

Prerequisite: Foundation 5 or equivalent. Email for the access code and other eligibility questions.

Tuition: $299

Amazing! Astonishing! Wonderful! Weird! Pulp Playhouse is a mash-up of scripted character monologues, improvised short stories and genre work that was created by Brian Lohmann in 1988. The format was inspired by the “Pulp” magazines of the 1920s and 30s – magazines that launched great writers like Raymond Chandler and Ray Bradbury, who in turn inspired future genre icons like Walter Mosley, Octavia Butler and Steph Cha.

Pulp Playhouse is an energetic theatre of dynamic physicality and intense emotions; stories that make you want to turn the page to see what comes next! At this intensive you’ll write monologues for storytellers in multiple genres, get notes, rewrite, then improvise narration while your ensemble acts out your stories. The workshop will culminate with a short performance. Pulp Playhouse ran from 1988-1995, played to sold out houses and won multiple awards. The ‘Pulp Players’ were an all-star ensemble featuring BATS company members – many Pulp Playhouse runs happened on the Bayfront Theater stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the first in-person workshop in decades with the creator of Pulp Playhouse!

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