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Two new Block A cohorts

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For the third year in a row, the number of playwrights submitting to Block A, PTC’s popular program for emerging writers, has far succeeded the capacity, and two sessions are being convened.

The fall 2016 cohort of PTC’s Block A program has six writers who will work with playwright mentor David Geary for ten weeks starting October 17, 2016. The writers are: Britt MacLeod, Katie Gartlan-Close, Falcon oHara, Catherine Andrews, Milton Lim, and Rebecca Schneidereit.

Block A focuses on opportunities for emerging writers to develop the basic tools of plot, characterization and dialogue while exploring the elasticity of theatrical forms. They will work on their own projects while offering and receiving support from a talented cohort in a supportive environment.

The winter cohort, who will begin ten weekly sessions with dramaturg mentor Joanna Garfinkel in mid-January, have also been selected. They are: Andrew Duffy, Nancy Jean Ross, Lesli Brownlee, Robert Haacke, Gerald Williams and Megan Andres.