PlayGround offers playwrighting classes and intensives throughout the year. Our 2016-17 Classes have come to an closer. Check this page again soon for updates about classes during our 2017-18 season!

All classes take place at the PlayGround PlaySpace, 3286 Adeline St #4, Berkeley, CA 94703.

See below for a sample class description from last year’s offerings:

Mar 27, 2017 8pm-10pm

They say 93% of all communication is nonverbal. In this one-night Intensive, we’ll explore the power of nonverbal communication, potent stage action and poetic image. Write actions rather than words, create whole dialogues and scenes between characters using only physical movement, moments of stillness, use principles from physical theater to write effective nonverbal dialogue. Explore power & status, rhythm, tempo and stillness to create riveting communication between characters.


About the Faculty

Amy Sass is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Ragged Wing Ensemble and The Flight Deck. Her fierce voracity and artistic rigor are the fuel behind RWE’s creative practice. Amy serves as master teacher for the Core Company, leading trainings, retreats and cultivating Creative Alliance among powerhouse arts professionals. An award-winning playwright, director, visual artists and teacher, her plays are noted for their wild use of design elements, strength of storytelling, unique characters and sensual surprise. Recent writer/director work includes: WHALE’S WAKE, REDWOLF (co-authored with Anthony Clarvoe), TIME SENSITIVE, and OPEN. In all her endeavors, Amy works from the gut, using theater and art as vehicles for healing, empowerment and social change. More information about her work can be found at