The Sidney Harman
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Now Accepting Submissions For Fall '18 Playwriting Contest!
Graphic Novelist Gabrielle Bell
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins plays include An Octoroon (Soho Rep, OBIE Award for Best New Play), Appropriate (Signature Theater, OBIE Award for Best New Play), and Gloria (Vineyard Theater, Pulitzer prize finalist). He is a Residency Five playwright-in-residence at the Signature Theatre and the recipient of a 2016 MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.
In his introductory workshop, students will read and write a number of one act plays in an attempt to better grasp the basics of dramatic writing. In addition to questions of craft and storytelling, a focus will be placed on the playwright's process, the formation of healthy creative habits, and the sharpening of critical skills through reading and responding to the work of both classmates and colleagues in the larger professional field.
Fall '18 Writer-in-Residence
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Unveils New Work At Staged Reading!
On Tuesday, October 16, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins shared three works with a full audience at his staged reading. Professional actors read excerpts from three plays, including 2016 Pulitzer Prize nominee Gloria and two never before seen works. The event was moderated by playwright Phillip Howze.
Photo credits: Glenda Hydler
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (right) with Moderater Phillip Howze (left)
Jacobs-Jenkins with his Harman class
Spring '18 Writing Fellow Nafissa Thompson-Spires Offers Great Tips For Crafting Good Fiction
On Thursday, April 26th, Nafissa Thompson- Spires taught students her tips on successfully writing short fiction. The workshop was filled to capacity, and all attendees were treated to an Italian lunch provided by Encounters Magazine.
Photo Credits: Glenda Hydler
Nafissa Thompson-Spires (middle) with Program Director Prof. Bridgett Davis (right) and Encounters' Graphic Director Bianca Monteiro (left)
Thompson-Spires signing copies of her book Heads of the Colored People
Student attendees with Thompson-Spires and Prof. Davis
For more information:
Prof. Bridgett Davis, Harman Director
Visit Baruch College's Digital Media Library to watch full readings by Harman Writers-In-Residence.