Brüka Theatre's Invigoration Workshop Series-THE PLAYWRIGHT’S MAP (THE SUZAN ZEDER METHOD) with Stacey Spain

  • Sat, Apr 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Brüka Theatre

    99 North Virginia Street
    Reno, Nevada 89501
Ticket Price $25.00-$125.00 This event is now over

The Playwright's Workshop takes place on April 23, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  The fee for the workshop is $25.  (There are discounts if you want to purchase a workshop package online.) There will be a 30 minute break for lunch.  Box lunches are available upon request for $10.  We ask that participants present their vaccination cards or a negative COVID test.  

These workshops are presented by a generous grant from The Nevada Arts Council & The National Endowment For The Arts.

The Playwright’s Map is a tool created by Suzan Zeder which I have used for 25 years to analyze and write plays. When used by dramaturgs this method clarifies author intent.  When actors apply this method to a text or to their individual characters it illuminates the seen and unseen desires, fears, strengths and obstacles they will use to create a nuanced performance.  For playwrights this tool is a method of creation.  Through applying the method, diligently creating and assessing the steps and analyzing the vectors a well written and thoroughly supported text can be created.  Emerging and experienced playwrights can benefit from using this tool in either the initial writing process or as a means to rewrite an existing text.  

About The Artist:  Stacey Spain holds an MFA in Acting from Purdue University. Acting in over 50 productions she has taught at Purdue University, UNR and TMCC. Stacey Spain is a playwright having completed Crazy F&%$ing Kincaids, Queen of Sunshine Mountain, Killarney Sabbatical, No News, To Whom Should I Complain? and Up On Deer Creek. Her works have been produced at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the Noh Theater of Nygen and at various northern Nevada venues.

This workshop is the first of six in Brüka Theatre's Invigoration Series running from April 23, 2022 to June 11, 2022.  The Invigoration Series includes master style classes that are designed to invigorate and inspire participants, moving creatively forward and connecting with others in person in a live, supportive and inclusive environment led by professional artists.  Each workshop will be open to the first 14 participants.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Venue Details

Brüka Theatre

99 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89501 Brüka Theatre
Brüka Theatre

Celebrating its 30th season in downtown Reno, Brüka Theatre is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists, and the acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors.  Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka, is a non-equity, small professional, not-for-profit theater company and a member of the National Theatre Communications Group.  Brüka Theatre has produced over 200 shows in our downtown Reno location.  Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at

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