Play Lab Intensive: Writing & Producing Your Short Play, Scene or Monologue for the Stage & Showcase (2022 Summer Conference)

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022, 2:45 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022, 2:45 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, July 25, 2022, 2:45 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 2:45 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 2:45 PM 5:45 PM (EDT)
  • TBD
  • 3



2022 Summer Conference

Play Lab Intensive: Writing & Producing Your Short Play, Scene or Monologue for the Stage & Showcase

Pre-registration required;
limited to ten registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.  You must first register for the conference and you will be emailed a code to pre-register for this workshop.

Have you always wanted to write for the stage, but didn’t know how to begin? Short play and monologue festivals are a regular feature of theatre companies, offering novice and experienced playwrights opportunity to see their writing performed. You’ll develop in class (or bring) a draft of (1) a ten-minute play; (2) a monologue; (3) an excerpt from a one-woman show; or (4) a short scene from a longer play. In class writing, script reading and feedback will explore theatrical structure, setup, dialogue, plot, character development, theme, theatricality, and production. We’ll discuss successful plays and monologues and tools for avoiding common pitfalls. Our Lab culminates in a performance, Wednesday evening, (for an enthusiastic audience of conference attendees), where actors will read your play on stage so you can hear your script on its feet. Our final session focuses on revision and submitting to play festivals for production. No prior playwriting experience is required.

Kelly DuMar is delighted to be returning for the sixth year to produce the IWWG Summer Play Lab. Kelly is a playwright, poet and writing workshop facilitator from Boston. Her award-winning plays and monologues have been produced around the US and Canada and are published by dramatic publishers, including her award winning one-act play for youth, The Adventures of Rocky & Skye, published by Youth Plays. Kelly has published three chapbooks of poetry. She is a past president of Playwrights’ Platform, Boston, where she led new play development for many years. She founded and produced the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College for twelve years. Kelly produced the IWWG Annual BOSTON Conference for five years and was a board member of IWWG for five years.  She teaches Your Memoir As Monologue for the Transformative Language Arts Network twice a year and produces an online monologue showcase. Her website is