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GRoW: A Space for Arts Education



For Ages 55+

Apr 12 - May 31

Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
April 12 - May 31
Instructor: Dan Oliverio
No prerequisite

$100/person. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register, please email

In this StageWrite course, you’ll practice the art and craft of writing short monologues. Each weekly session will focus on a particular aspect of the monologue as we study examples from movies, TV, and published plays as a guide and inspiration for writing your own. The course will culminate in an invited public performance of one of the monologues you have written—this may be one you’ve worked on throughout the course, or a one you’ve chosen from several that you wrote over the eight weeks. You’ll also have the choice of whether you perform the piece yourself, or whether you’d prefer to have someone else perform it (a willing classmate or someone you bring in).

Dan Oliverio has written books, plays, translations, and articles, as well as directed and produced plays in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Having taught for over 30 years, he’s led courses in theater history at American Jewish University and writing at the University of Southern California. His seminars about sexuality and relationships eventually led to his award-winning book, The Round World: Life at the Intersection of Love, Sex, and Fat. He is currently one of the co-hosts of the Big Fat Gay Podcast. Dan earned his bachelors from Cornell University and received an MFA in Stage Directing from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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