WTP offers classes, writers’ workshops, seminars, and new development panels to promote playwright education and community engagement, led by nationally-known theatre artists.

Past artists have included Lauren Gunderson, Erik Ehn, Carlos Murillo, Pamela Turner, Patricia Henritze, Henry W. Kimmel, Topher Payne, Justin Anderson, Vynnie Meli, Celise Kalke and more.


From Writing to Developing Your Play
with Alliance Theatre Director of New Projects, Celise Kalke.
April 13th, 7-9:30pm. This class is one session.

This class will explore development – the process of taking a finished or almost finished draft of a play to the next level (ideally headed for production). The class will cover development on your own, development in a workshop setting funded by someone else, applying for development help, listening to notes, learning to listen for cuts, and professionalism. We will focus on these subject areas but please feel to bring in concrete questions for the class to discuss as a group.

CELISE KALKE joined the staff of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2005 where, as Director of New Projects, she manages New Play Development, the Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwright Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and Alliance Theatre production dramaturgy.  She has developed many different kinds of projects from straight plays to musicals to novel adaptations to shows for kids. Before moving to the Alliance she was the Director of the Literary Department at the Public Theater in New York.  Celise currently serves as VP of Institutions for LMDA (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

DATE: APRIL 13th, Thursday. 7-9:30pm.

Location: the Atlanta Children’s Theatre in the Little 5 Points Community Center at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

COST: $40 for WTP members/$75 for non-members. You may pay at the door by cash or check or send your payment to paypal@managing@workingtitleplaywrights.com. Checks are preferred.

Please RSVP to managing@workingtitleplaywrights.com. Seating is limited.