Grow as a writer with award-winning playwright Robert Smythe.

“You'll learn so much about playwrighting and meet amazing people!” - Mary T.



The Locations

Choose between 2 breathtaking locations:

Spillian - a private, elegant, and welcoming Catskills lodge situated on thirty-three acres to wander and dream;

Haus Patricia - located in the Austrian Alps in Lofer, a picturesque village surrounded by the Loferer Steinberge range and bordered by the wild, roaring Saalach River. 

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The Course

In either New York's Catskills or the Austrian Alps, this 10-part course establishes the foundation of your playwrighting success. It's perfect for new and emerging writers who need an encouraging push to get started and invaluable for more experienced playwrights who want to add to their toolkit, sharpen what’s already there, or figure out what to fix.

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The Instructor

Robert Smythe is a Guggenheim Fellow and Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Professor. He is the founder and former director of the Playwriting Program for the International Puppetry Conference at the Tony-winning O’Neill Theater Center. An award-winning playwright, he teaches technique for PlayPenn, Philadelphia’s playwright incubator, and for Hedgerow Theater, the oldest repertory theater in America. 

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