Playwriting Roundtable

5 week course, a creative journey - using your imagination to tell stories
by Vicky Ryles, educator, writer and actor
every Tuesday, 6.00pm—8.00pm 
January 7th, 2020 until February 4th, 2020
(exception: January 28th class takes place on January 30th)
only $99 per person for the entire course.


Vicky Ryles — Theatre and education have featured prominently in Vicky’s life since childhood. In her younger years together with her friends she acted out parts of pretend scenarios and relished creating stories and ‘newspapers’. Playing ‘school’ in her younger years transformed into her role as a dedicated educator for forty years. During this time, Vicky kept up her writing, which included news stories, articles for magazines and newsletters, as well as children’s stories. Also, during her educational career, she created varied workshops in creative writing and taught acting skills to children and adults. She developed scripts for her students to enact and directed them in plays for school performances.Vicky enjoyed acting in many productions as well as directing plays for community audiences.

Course description:

During this 5-week workshop, we will focus on the elements of playwriting, including developing effective characters, dialogue, and plot. Students will examine how these work together to create compelling theater. We will then write scenes and share them with each other and receive feedback. The final goal will be to create a short 10 minute play. There will be an option to present these plays to a live audience.

Exact dates:

Tuesday, January 7th, 14th, 21st
Thursday, January 30th
Tuesday, February 4th

Hours: 6.00-8.00pm

Location: 33 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Cost: only $99 per person

Age requirement: 15+ years of age

How to sign up:

Please download and fill out the sign up form below and retun it to us with payment, or come and pick up a sign up form from us.
Start of the class is limited to a minimum of 5 people signing up by Sunday, January 5th, we will confirm on Monday, 6th.

Form of payment:

You can come and pay at in person at the World of Healing, pay over the phone or mail a check written for World of Healing with the attention of Qwarts School to 33 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601.

download the sign up form here

If you wish to sign up for classes please return this form to us with a payment attached (please write checks to: World of Healing).

Feel free to email it, put it in traditional mail or drop it off in person, if we are closed slide it through the mail slot. THANK YOU!


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(Historic Downtown Walking Mall; The World of Healing)