Welcome to the LA Writers Center
Our organization is designed to germinate and foster new works by involving not only the writer, but a team of artists: directors, dramaturges, and actors.
Provided with a safe and nurturing environment in which to read and workshop their work, writers are able to hone and sharpen their skills to a degree that would make them inherently more production-ready, and thus more likely to be produced.
Bursting new talent cries out for a sort of incubator for emerging new works; a place where scripts can grow and develop into the stories that they want to be, without the pressure or expense of production.
We believe that the future of American theatre and cinema depends upon its ability to grow and stretch; to be itself transformed in the meeting of bold, new voices.
LAWC was created in 2005 by director & dramaturg, Che’Rae Adams to nurture local playwrights and support the development of new work.
LAWC began at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood as an invitation only writing workshop for local writers with whom Che’Rae wanted to develop new work. Those same writers became LAWC first members and are now part of the invitation only advanced writing workshop.
In 2007, LAWC joined forces with The Syzygy Theatre Group to create a new play reading series called New Alignments. Its purpose is to provide playwrights with the opportunity to receive feedback on works-in-progress, to provide the community with an opportunity to participate in and observe the creative process, and to provide actors and directors with an opportunity to hone their craft.
We also host an annual industry panel night which allows writers and industry professionals to share ideas and network with one another.
LAWC is an invitation only membership organization that consists of writers, directors, actors and dramaturgs. We currently have 40 members and growing.
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