Paula Vogel Will Offer Free Playwriting “Boot Camp”

News   Paula Vogel Will Offer Free Playwriting “Boot Camp”
The Tony-nominated playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner will teach 30 members of the public how to write a short play.
Paula Vogel Marc J. Franklin

Tony-nominated playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel will offer a free class in playwriting—what she calls her trademark “Boot Camp”—at the Vineyard Theatre May 22. The session is open to 30 members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for the Boot Camp will open at noon May 16. Applicants should send an email with their details to

The workshop will begin at 10 AM and run through 2:30 PM, with a 30-minute lunch break at noon. The Indecent playwright will lead students through a number of writing exercises, resulting in each participant having written a short play by the end of the class. Participants must bring their own writing supplies.

Vogel has been developing her Boot Camp workshops since 1984. Over the last 30 years, she has taught veterans, women in maximum security prisons, subscribers at not-for-profit theatres, board members, high school students and teachers, playwrights, designers and graphic artists, and drama critics.

Vogel recently made her Broadway debut with Indecent, which was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director for Rebecca Taichman. The play with music debuted in New York at the Vineyard Theatre before transferring to Broadway’s Cort Theatre this spring, where it is currently running.

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Indecent is inspired by the real-life controversy surrounding the 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the love story of two women. At the time, the reaction to Asch’s work was divided between those who considered it to be groundbreaking and by others as traitorous. The new play charts the history of the drama and the artists who risked their lives to perform the show.


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