ACT ONE: Playwriting & Screen Writing Basics for Beginners, a workshop led by Elizabeth Searle

  • February 27, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • On Zoom
  • 4


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed



Elizabeth Searle will present a virtual playwriting and screen writing workshop hosted by Charlotte Writers’ Club North. When you register for this workshop, you will receive the Zoom meeting link in the reminder emails.

In this interactive workshop, Act One: Playwriting and Screen Writing Basics for Beginners, Searle, a librettist and author, will outline the basics of writing the theater and for film. She will lead the group in several short writing exercises.  Volunteers will share their works for informal performance and discussion.

No experience is necessary—only a love of theater and film!  Although this is a virtual session, Searle encourages participants to bring along popcorn or other snacks as everyone learns together.

Elizabeth Searle is the author of five books of fiction, most recently her novel We Got Him, and the librettist of Tonya & Nancy:  The Rock Opera, which has drawn major media coverage and which has been produced around the country, including in Boston, Chicago, LA and in NYC. She is a faculty member for the MFA program at Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine.


Her previous books are: her novel Girl Held in Home, as well as Celebrities in Disgrace, a novella that the New York Times Book Review called ‘a miniature masterpiece’; A Four-Sided Bed, a novel nominated for an ALA Book Aware, and My Body to You, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. 

Celebrities in Disgrace and A Four-Sided Bed are produced as short films screening at festivals, most recently in Cannes, 2019.  A Four-Sided Bed is in development as a feature film; the script has won multiple awards.  Elizabeth’s theater works have been featured on Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, NPR, the AP and more. 

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has a 2020 production starring Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and a CD out from Broadway records.  The show has been reviewed as ‘brilliant and touching’ and has generated worldwide media attention.



Charlotte Writers' Club  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222-0954

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