The PWC Board of Director’s is pleased to welcome acclaimed PlayPenn Alum Quinn D. Eli, who will be leading the playwriting Master Class at the 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.

Quinn D. Eli

Quinn grew up in the Bronx, NY and lives now in Philadelphia. His short plays have appeared in Best American Ten-Minute Plays and been produced throughout the country. Longer works include IN COMMON, a semi-finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2019 National Playwrights Conference; HAZARDOUS, produced by Tiny Dynamite at Philadelphia’s Society Hill Playhouse; CHASING WAVES, developed at PlayPenn New Play Development Conference; SEX TAPE, developed at Philadelphia Theatre Workshop; and HOT BLACK/ASIAN ACTION, a satire about sexual and racial stereotypes that premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. His web series, PILGRIMAGE, is currently in production. The two-time recipient of Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Eli has served as a Playwright-in-Residence at Philadelphia’s Plays & Players Theatre, where he currently sits on the Advisory Board. 

Quinn’s Master Class will focus on the Developing the “Dramedy,” and will cover both writing (day one) and revising (day two). Master Classes are for designed for more advanced students and are capped at 15 enrollees.

The 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will be held on June 7 – 9, 2019 at the Wyndham Hotel in Old City section of Philadelphia. Visit our registration site to find out more about Quinn’s (and other) excellent classes and to register for the conference.