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“Mind” the generation gap by meeting and interviewing someone of another generation, then writing a play inspired by their life stories. Teens age 14-18 and elders age 60 and up are welcome to apply. A group of 14 participants
(7 teens, 7 elders) will be selected through an interview process. The session culminates in an invited sharing of work in which participants’ plays are read by professional actors.


No playwriting or theatre experience is
necessary, but enthusiasm and commitment
to the project is essential!



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For more information contact:
Katie Palmer, Mind the Gap Outreach Coordinator at or
212-780-9037 ext. 9549




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Mind the Gap Summer 2014

July 1 – July 30, 2014
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm*
*Please see below for full schedule of dates

Tues 7/1 4pm-6pm * Our session will begin
on a Tuesday.
Weds 7/2 4pm-6pm
Mon 7/7 4pm-6pm
Weds 7/9 4pm-6pm
Mon 7/14 4pm-6pm
Weds 7/16 4pm-6pm
Mon 7/21 4pm-6pm
Weds 7/23 4pm-6pm
Mon 7/28 4pm-7pm * Invited Presentation
Tues 7/29 4pm-7pm * Invited Presentation
Weds 7/30 4pm-6pm



Jiehae Park is a writer and actor in NYC.  Her second full-length, HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO, won the 2013 Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers and 2013 Princess Grace Award; the script was developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Ojai Playwrights Conference.  Currently:  Soho Rep Writer-Director Lab, 2015 Emerging Writers Group at the Public, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Princess Grace Fellow@ New Dramatists. Upcoming: residency with designer Tristan Jeffers at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor.  She served two years as co-artistic director of title3, a Los Angeles company dedicated to new works by women, and has been a mentor for the O'Neill's Young Playwrights Festival.   Proud member: Ma Yi Writers Lab, AEA, SAG-AFTRA. As a performer: NYTW, La Jolla Playhouse, Collection of Shiny Objects, Studio Theatre 2ndStage (DC), Young Playwrights Theatre (DC), REDCAT (LA). MFA (acting), UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse and BA (general theater shenanigans), Amherst College.


Mind The Gap: Intergenerational Theatre Workshop is made possible by the Michael Tuch Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.