Daphnie Sicre presented the AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Adrienne Dawes livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 22 June 2023 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -7).
The AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour is an incredible opportunity to learn from AfroLatine-led playwrights and theatremakers from all corners of the United States. With a wealth of experience, they shared their writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes on the process, inspiration, and practices of dramatic writing.
Each week, a different playwright brought their unique perspective on how to write dramatic texts. They offered valuable tips and prompts based on their social consciousness, approaches to theatrical style and form, and strategies to effectively communicate with their intended audiences. This series is designed for aspiring writers, students of dramatic writing, or anyone interested in creating thoughtful, visceral, and unique blueprints for performance, whether it’s for the stage, screen, or any other medium. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to hone your writing skills and learn from some of the most talented voices in the Latine community.
Daphnie Sicre (curator and moderator) was online via HowlRound during each session.
Download Adrienne's Digital Comedia Exercise.
Adrienne Dawes (she/her/hers) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and teaching artist originally from Austin, Texas. Her plays include Am I White (B. Iden Payne Award, David Mark Cohen New Play Award), Teen Dad, Hairy & Sherri, and This Bitch. Adrienne received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and studied sketch and improv at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. Recent awards and fellowships include Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Alice Judson Hayes fellow at Ragdale Foundation, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference finalist, Princess Grace Award semi-finalist, and artist residencies with Colt Coeur, PlySpace, and Crosstown Arts. Her work has been presented by or developed with New Harmony Project, the Fire This Time Festival, Theatre Lab at Florida Atlantic University, Queen City New Play Initiative, Stages Repertory Theatre, Teatro Milagro, National Black Theatre, and English Theatre Berlin, among others. She is a proud member of the WGAw, Dramatists Guild, and a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater.
Adrienne is also a teaching artist experienced with both in-person and remote instruction. She’s taught playwriting and theatre appreciation at the University of Arkansas, arts entrepreneurship with Artist Inc., and coached bands for Girls Rock! summer camps in Austin, Oklahoma City, and Chicago. Adrienne recently staffed on a limited series with ABC Signature/Hulu.