TUTA Workshop: Unlocking the Character

Taught by Guest Instructor Emma Stanton, and Company Member Amber Robinson


Saturday, January 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm


TUTA (4670 N. Manor Ave) just off the Francisco Brown Line stop


What are your character's most ambitious dreams and darkest impulses? What is your character's opinion on raw sushi? This workshop, taught by Chicago playwright Emma Stanton, welcomes all theater artists who seek to learn more about a character they are writing, portraying, or directing. Utilizing writing exercises of Charles Mee, Mac Wellman, and Maria Irene Fornes, participants will identify the voice of their character, how their character behaves in physical space, and the very particular lens through which their character sees the world. 

Writers, Actors, Directors and Devisors will learn new tools to break out of personal habits, stereotypes, and blocks, to create more unique and unforgettable people on stage.


Emma Stanton is currently a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her work has been developed and produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Walkabout Theater, Red Tape Theatre, Oracle Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, New Dramatists, and more. 
More info about Emma's writing can be found here: 



$50 Online or at the door. There is a $5.00 Discount if you purchase the workshop three weeks before the starting date. You will need to enter a promo code to receive this discount.

Promo code EB13 valid until Dec. 23.

There is a $3 service fee when paying by credit card.


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TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Saints, and Promet Source.