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Friday 22 May 2020

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Haygen-Brice Walker

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

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Friday 22 May 2020

Tlaloc Rivas presented Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Haygen-Brice Walker livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 22 May 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour is a Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S. to share writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes of practice, process, and inspiration, featuring Tlaloc Rivas, Alvaro Saar Rios, Christina Quintana, Georgina Escobar, José Rivera, and more.

Each week one playwright will each bring their own views on how to write dramatic texts, offering tips and prompts via their own particular social consciousness, approaches to theatrical style and form, and how to communicate to your intended audiences. The series is intended for aspiring writers, students of dramatic writing, or for anyone interested creating thoughtful, visceral, and unique blueprints for performance, whether for the stage, screen or other media.

Tlaloc Rivas (curator) and Thea Rodgers (moderator) will be online via HowlRound during each Monday session.

Writer Bio
Haygen-Brice Walker is a half-Puerto Rican, half-(white)-trailer-trash playwright-creative producer born and raised in-between two desolate swamps [by professional bodybuilding parents] in the American South and currently dividing his time between Philadelphia, Nashville, and New York City [because throuples are sexy and fun].

In Philadelphia, Haygen-Brice is Co-Founder [along with Director-Producer Elaina Di Monaco] of ON THE ROCKS and is an alum of PlayPenn's The Foundry and InterAct Theatre Company's Core Playwrights. In Nashville, Haygen-Brice is developing demolition swamp a queer HGTV monster play as part of Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2019-2020 Ingram New Works Lab and in New York City he is part of Page 73's 2020 Interstate 73 Writers' Group. He is also an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights' Center where he was a 2018-2019 Jerome Many Voices Fellow. WOLFCRUSH (A QUEER WEREWOLF PLAY IN THREE ACTS) was named an Honorable Mention for The Relentless Award by The American Playwriting Foundation in 2018.

Haygen-Brice's work is like if A Streetcar Named Desire, Mean Girls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Beloved got shit-faced at a Buffalo Wild Wings' happy hour and then sashayed into the neighborhood bathhouse while belting the soundtrack of In The Heights.

Haygen-Brice and Elaina Di Monaco run ON THE ROCKS, a production company devoted to the deep fried, late-night, BYOB, theatrical shit-shows Elaina and Haygen-Brice make together. Their theatrical, large-cast, low-budget dumpster fires have played to sold-out crowds in various unconventional venues throughout Philadelphia. ON THE ROCKS is consistently featured on Fringe Top Pick lists by Phindie and DC Metro Theatre Arts magazines. In 2017, Broad Street Review hailed ON THE ROCKS as “the most explosive fringe company in years” and in 2019 their collaboration, OUR OUIJA BOARD, THE GAMES WE PLAYED, THE SHIT WE CONJURED, & THE DEAD DUDE WE HATE-FUCKED was described as a "glorious piece of theatrical fuckery" by Philadelphia's Broad Street Review. His work with ON THE ROCKS has gotten Haygen-Brice a Creative Genius Grant from SMALL BUT MIGHTY ARTS and the inaugural PLAYPENN/FOUNDRY FRINGE grant.

Each day, Haygen-Brice is one step closer to becoming Jennifer Lopez, which is trite for a gay Puerto Rican, but he's embracing the cliché and living in his truth.

Each session will be one hour. Each program will be livestreamed via Zoom sessions and the HowlRound livestream. The general format will be that each playwright will spend the first half of each session taking you through writing exercises, prompts, etc. and during the second half will answer any questions the online Zoom audience and online social audience might have regarding their own work and their own creative process (format is also subject to change because each writer is unique!). Please note: due to the nature of the session, each playwright will focus on answering questions about being a writer and the writing process and will not be offering critiques on any written work.

Want to join the Zoom call? Sign up here.

*Please note: Joining the Zoom session means that we will be able to see your face and hear your voice in the zoom conversation and in the live stream. Space in the Zoom class is limited and subject to availability.

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