Playgroundzero: Writing the 3-Minute Play with Saviana Stanescu

Interested in playwriting but not sure where to start? Get your creative juices flowing in this workshop led by acclaimed playwright and theatre arts professor Saviana Stanescu. Learn about story, character, monologue, dialogue, and theatricality, and complete your own 3-minute plays in three hours via a dramatic writing process designed and perfected in professional New York theatres. All levels of experience are welcome. Come to play and write with us!

Saviana Stanescu is a cutting-edge award-winning Romanian-born playwright, poet, and ARTivist based in NY, author of Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, Ants, Lenin's Shoe, Hurt, Useless, Toys, and many other plays centering the immigrant experience. Winner of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Play (Waxing West) and UNITER Award for Best Romanian Play of the Year (Inflatable Apocalypse), Saviana has published over 15 books of plays and poetry, written in English and Romanian, translated and produced around the world. Other honors: Fulbright, Indie Theatre Hall of Fame, John Golden Award, KulturKontakt, Marulic Prize for Best European Radiodrama, Inaugural Audrey Residency with New Georges, etc. Saviana's plays have been developed/produced off-Broadway at Women's Project, La MaMa, 59E59, NYTW, EST, HERE, New Georges, The New Group, Lark; regionally at the Hangar Theatre, Cherry Artspace, Civic Ensemble; and globally at Teatro La Capilla in Mexico City, Teatrul Odeon in Bucharest, Dramalabbet in Stockholm, etc. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University, and currently works as Associate Professor of Playwriting and Contemporary Theatre at Ithaca College.

This class will take place masked in the store. 

Buffalo Street Books is offering two full scholarships for this event. Please email if you are interested in a scholarship. Priority with be given to BIPOC, youth, LGBTQ+, and community members with demonstrated financial need.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
215 N. Cayuga Street
Dewitt Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850