Write With Us (2016): César Alvarez in focus

Sunday February 7, 2016 at 3pm

Headshot_COLOR_for printBWA musical should tell a story on stage with words and music. Beyond those basic requirements, any limitations for what a musical can and cannot be are up for debate. In this workshop we’ll look at the very primal question of how stories are embedded in music and lyrics, and we will start writing a whole truckload of musicals. No musical experience necessary!

César Alvarez wrote and starred in the musical Futurity which opened the 2015/2016 Soho Rep. season.


You’re invited to become a creator and collaborator at our home on Walker Street during WRITE WITH US, a festival of free workshops with writers who have recieved productions at Soho Rep. Each playwright will share their unique creative process with you, and beginners are welcome.

Classes are open to 60 participants. If sold out, digital waitlists will open on www.sohorep.org the week of WRITE WITH US.

All workshops are free.


César Alvarez is a New York-based composer, lyricist, performer and writer. Recent composition credits: Futurity directed by Sarah Benson (Soho Rep./Ars Nova, A.R.T, Walker Art Center, Mass MoCA); Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon (Soho Rep., TFANA. Drama Desk Nomination); Washeteria (Soho Rep.); The Foundry Theater’s Good Person of Szechwan (LaMaMa, Public Theater. Drama Desk Nomination); Mac Wellman’s 3 2’s; or AFAR (Dixon Place), Full Still Hungry for Contra-Tiempo (Ford Amphitheater, Dance Motion USA). In development: The Universe is a Small Hat, a multi-player participatory musical (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Civilians R&D Group, PRELUDE NYC, Babycastles, Sarah Lawrence College), The Elementary Spacetime Show (Ars Nova Uncharted, EST/Sloan Commission, Polyphone) and Castro with Lucas Hnath (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor and Space at Ryder Farm). César is an Artist-in-Residence at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Artistic Director of Polyphone, a festival of the emerging musical at UArts. www.musicisfreenow.org

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