What Do Our Students Say About the Playwright’s Lab?

Amy Lytle

Amy Lytle

“Said see you later to a bunch of my favorite people this weekend! Just like that, my first term at grad school is complete. Hollins Playwright’s Lab has easily been the most supportive and encouraging theatrical environment I’ve experienced, and it’s a joy to constantly be surrounded by incredible, talented, kind, creative people! I have learned and created so much in such a short amount of time, and I never felt like I was competing with or judged by anyone else. Who knew you could fall in love with so many people in just six weeks? Can’t wait to go back next summer!!”

Stephen Baltz

Stephen Baltz

“When I first walked on to campus this summer, I said to myself, ‘This is where magic happens.’ Well, the work that was done over the past six weeks, both on and offstage, was nothing short of magical. Every person in the program, be they a student, faculty, guest, or just a friend of the program, helped make magic happen this summer. I can’t think of a better group of people to be with.”

Sarah Cosgrove

Sarah Cosgrove“Creating an experience in the theatre is a collaborative process: from the beginning with an idea for the script, all the way through and up until, the end with the audience. It has been a gift to collaborate and create with these artists at the Hollins Playwriting Program. If I’ve become better at anything, it is because of them. Learning a craft and putting it into practice requires a gigantic leap of faith — one I would happily take again.”

Sara Katerina Smith

Sara Katerina Smith“My first year in the Hollins Playwriting Lab has been spectacular, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Can’t wait to go back!”

 

 

 

Walter Dodd

Walter Dodd“To develop as an artist, you must first develop as a human. So thankful for these people who not only love and support one other through each new draft of a play but through each new phase of life as well. Hollins is the most collaborative, uplifting community I have ever experienced. I love it and these people with all of my heart.”