This is a hands-on writing class for the screenplay, play, pilot, or musical that’s in your heart. Come and WRITE your Soul’s Project!
Dates: Saturdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & Saturdays, March 4th & 18th 2017 SOLD OUT
Due to the in-depth nature of this class, it is limited to 18 people
Ages 13 and up
Come and WRITE your Soul’s Project! This is a hands-on writing class for the screenplay, play, pilot, or musical that’s in your heart. Each week, we will be reading pages, fleshing out characters, activating our plots, and learning structure. We will also teach you to listen to your intuition so that the writing comes out from the truest part of you. This is a six-week class where your project will get personal attention, and you will finally get your creativity out of your head and onto the page.
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel or miss a class after the start date.
Kristin Hanggi, Co-Founder of C.R.E.A.T.E. Workshops
Kristin Hanggi is best known for directing and developing the international smash-hit Rock of Ages, which received five Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. She has directed the productions on Broadway, the West End, Australia, Toronto, Las Vegas, and two National Tours. Kristin made her feature directorial debut with Grantham & Rose starring Jake T. Austin and Marla Gibbs. Ms. Hanggi recently directed her follow-up, Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, an adaption of Rachel Cohn & David Levithan's novel of the same name, starring Victoria Justice. For television, Ms. Hanggi adapted and directed the hit book series, Dear Dumb Diary into a musical movie, under Executive Producer Jerry Zucker for Walden Media. Ms. Hanggi's other stage productions include the acclaimed pop opera bare, which ran to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and off-Broadway. bare brought Ms. Hanggi numerous accolades including the Ovation Award for Best Musical, LA Weekly Award for Best Musical, and the Robby Award for Best Director. She also directed the initial production that launched the Pussycat Dolls, Pussycat Dolls Live at the Roxy with stars Christina Applegate, Carmen Electra, and special guests Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Brittany Murphy, Nikka Costa, and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron. Among other exciting projects, Kristin is working alongside Amy Heckerling to develop Ms. Heckerling's hit 1995 film Clueless into a musical for the stage. Ms. Hanggi graduated with her Masters from USC after receiving her Bachelors from UCLA in Theater. In June of 2013, Kristin returned to her alma mater when she received the UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television Distinguished Alumni Award. Kristin currently teaches ongoing workshops in Los Angeles and New York that helps artists connect to their spiritual self.
"Kristin’s writing class was truly transformative! She is such a generous and talented guide for artists and writers wherever they are in their storytelling process. My growth in the course of her writing class was exponential - from coming in the first class feeling like I had no business being a writer, to the last class when I was in progress on two feature screenplays and a short film (which I directed and acted in afterwards!). She teaches and inspires on all levels: she gave incredibly insightful character, story, structure, and process notes, as well as helped me to expand - by 10 times - what I thought it was possible for me to do as an artist." - Erin Roth
“This writing class was one of the most defining moments of my life. On first day of class I had no pages, few ideas, and didn't think I was a writer. This class gave me tools and confidence to access my inner creative child (filled with Divinely inspired ideas!) no matter where I am. As a woman of multi-ethnic background, I've felt a frustration that there isn't more diversity in casting. This class empowered me to share my unique writer's voice and do my part. We each have a responsibility as Storytellers to tell stories that are a mirror to the world, so that we can continue to learn & evolve together. Take the leap of faith and do this class. The world is waiting for your story to be told. Tell it. Like Robins Williams said ‘No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.’" - Zinarta Judea Cruse
“While other writing classes focus on structure and formula, Kristin’s class gets you plugged into your intuition, liberating your creative spirit, the unique voice within you. The material I wrote for this class is some of the best work I’ve done to date. Kristin offers practical tools, as well, which are really useful. Accountability partners and lively readings of everyone’s pieces during class are icing on the top, inspiring and raising the bar each week. What can I say? Kristin’s class is amazing—I highly recommend it!” - Chris Holiday