Teaching

EM Lewis has taught playwriting workshops and classes across the country, to both adults and young people.  She looks for continuing opportunities to share her craft.

Teaching a playwriting workshop at PlayFest Santa Barbara in 2012.

Teaching a playwriting workshop at PlayFest Santa Barbara in 2012.

Recent Adventures in Teaching

  • Taught Playwriting Fundamentals at Independence Community College, during a nine-week residency at the William Inge Center for the Arts in Independence, KS.
  • Was Playwright-in-Residence in the New Voices for the Theater Program in Richmond, VA, working on playwriting fundamentals and new plays for two weeks with eight gifted high school students from across the state of Virginia.
  • Taught a workshop on Writing History at the Ashland New Plays Festival in Ashland, OR, where she has been Host Playwright for five years.
  • Visited Hostos College in the Bronx when they made “Song of Extinction” play of the semester.  More than nine hundred students in all disciplines received copies of the play, which was taught in classes across the college and produced by the theater department.  Lewis joined panel discussions on topics related to the play, and taught a playwriting workshop to one of the theater classes.
  • Skyped into a class at the University of Notre Dame, to discuss two new plays — “True Story” and “The Gun Show” — that the class was studying in a New Play Process course.
  • Was interviewed by a student from University of Arizona who had read “The Study (or Reading to Vegetables)” as part of her dramaturgy class coursework.
New Voices 2012 - our group

Playwright-in-Residence for the 2012 New Voices for the Theater Program in Richmond, VA.