ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS a two-session Ten-Minute Playwriting Workshop

Back by popular demand! Island Theatre is excited to present a ten-minute playwriting course led by professional playwright and teacher Kristina Sutherland Rowell. Kristina taught this course for Island Theatre in 2019 and participants asked them to bring her back for more. So now, with the pandemic behind us, they’re doing just that!

Writing Wrkshp banner horizontalThis two-session, 8-hour course is for new and seasoned playwrights alike. Students will learn and experiment with the core fundamentals of playwriting while focusing on the ten-minute play format. You’ll discuss and debate what makes a “good” ten-minute play. And through a series of timed exercises and group games, you’ll create characters, write dialogue, and share your work out loud in a fast-paced, inclusive, safe, and fun environment.

Class size is limited to 15 so that each student receives personal attention.

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to submit a play for Island Theatre’s 2024 Ten-Minute Play Festival, learn the fundamentals of playwriting, or brush up their playwriting skills.

Sunday, October 1, 9:00-1:00 AND Sunday, October 8, 9:00-1:00 (8 hours total)

Cost: $120

Location: Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N., Bainbridge Island

To register, go to

About the instructor: Kristina Sutherland Rowell

Kristina Sutherland Rowell
Kristina Sutherland Rowell

Kristina is a playwright and teaching artist with over 20 years of professional teaching experience. She has led playwriting courses for adult learners at ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Macha Monkey Productions and has taught hundreds of beginning to advanced playwriting students.

Kristina is the author of several critically acclaimed plays including With Dignity, Thebes and Franklin and Figaro. Her play Nancy, Frank, and Joe, co-written with Desiree Prewitt, was nominated for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award in 2010. Kristina’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, and across Canada in numerous fringe theatre festivals. She is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of Macha Monkey Productions, now called Macha Theatre Works. Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Western Washington University and her Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University.

Island Theatre logo 2023About Island Theatre. Island Theatre provides high-quality theater in intimate settings for adults who like to think. Our regular schedule includes Island Theatre at the Library— staged dramatic play-readings at the Bainbridge Public Library; Island Theatre at Your House (“YoHo”)—potluck play-readings in private homes at which guests are welcome to read a part; and the annual Island Theatre Ten Minute Play Festival, a showcase of original short plays by Kitsap playwrights in live, fully-staged, multi-day performances featuring dozens of local actors and directors.

Run entirely by volunteers, Island Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by patron donations, the Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island Cultural Fund, Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All.

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