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TeacherI teach and tutor writing, with my favorite form being playwrighting, and occasionally offer classes through schools (often Freehold Theatre Lab) or just on my own. One of my favorite classes is Crafting the 10 Minute Play, which I offer as both a four-week class and an one day seminar version providing much of the same information without written exercises. For the past two years I’ve offered this class For Island Players on Bainbridge Island. Here’s a pair of testimonials from that class:

“…a very pleasant and productive afternoon, full of cogent learning moments delivered in a genial and accessible style and efficient tempo. In four short hours, he gave us a practical overview of the techniques of writing short plays, incorporating successful contemporary examples and historical perspectives. I observed that the session was well attended and it seemed that the attendants were well satisfied.” -Steve Stolee, Director and Actor

“John Longenbaugh tailored his workshop to fit our exact needs and time schedule. He presented relevant material and distributed a nice packet of information, including further reading. John structured the workshop to introduce concepts and then show them with our local actors presenting short plays, all excellent examples of the Ten-Minute Play format. We had a large turnout of over 50 people, and I heard over and over again how enjoyable, educational, and fun the day was.” -Sara Scribner, Island Theatre Board Member

Contact me if you would be interested in taking a class, booking my seminar, or are looking for one-on-one teaching.

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