|L-R: (back row) Luis Alfaro, Aziza Barnes, Brian Otaño, Ruby Rae Spiegel, (front row) Diana Burbano, Aditi Brennan Kapil and Noah Haidle, 2018-2019 L.A. Writers’ Workshop participants.|
Photo by Hal Banfield.
Center Theatre Group has selected participants for the 2018-2019 L.A. Writers’ Workshop, where local playwrights are invited to spend eight months in residence at the company researching and writing new works with the feedback from artistic staff and their fellow writers. The workshop, administrated by Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Department, is designed to foster new voices, inspire playwrights to create their best work, encourage bold writing and build relationships among local playwrights, Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles theatre community.
Those participating in the 2018-2019 L.A. Writers’ Workshop include Luis Alfaro, Aziza Barnes, Diana Burbano, Noah Haidle, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Brian Otaño and Ruby Rae Spiegel. Playwrights were selected by Center Theatre Group’s artistic staff. Each year, the goal is to bring together Los Angeles playwrights, all of varying backgrounds and writing styles, with the intent on creating work that challenges audiences and the surrounding theatre community. To be eligible, the writers must currently reside in Los Angeles and must be either starting work on a new play or interested in starting work on a new play.