Playwriting: #scriptedlife

In 10 weeks, Suehyla will take students from a blank page to a 10 minute stage play.
Students will learn basics of story, plot structure, critical response feedback (how to give and take it), and, at the end, will get to see their plays read aloud in front of a live studio audience.

Start Date

August 31st 


Thursdays from 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Program Length

12 Weeks

Session Dates

August 31st
September 7th
September 14th
September 21st
September 28th
*No Class, Fall Break*
October 12th
October 19th
October 26th
November 2nd
November 9th
November 16th
November 30th 
Exhibition: December 21st

Min/Max Students





Suehyla TNS-XSuehyla El-Attar is an award-winning actor-writer-dramaturge-director based in the Atlanta area. Born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi (a small southern baptist town) to Muslim Egyptian-Immigrant-US-Naturalized-Citizens, Suehyla was born to master the use of the hypen and live and work in the performing arts. Moving to Atlanta in January of 1998 to get a job in radio and pursue a career in theatre, Suehyla eventually dropped being an on-air personality and joined the Atlanta theatre scene in 2001 where she stepped onstage for her Atlanta debut performance in In The Heart of America (by Naomi Wallace) with the former theatre company, PushPush Theater. Since then, she’s been seen on the stages of The Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, 7 Stages, Synchronicity Theatre, Dad’s Garage, Essential Theatre, and more. Her writing career got its start with her debut script The Perfect Prayer, which had its world premiere at Horizon Theatre in 2006. Horizon returned to Suehyla for a commissioned work which blossomed into the 2013 world premiere production of Third Country ; a play inspired by the true story of the small town of Clarkston, GA and the evolving relationship between the long-time locals and the new inhabitants of refugees. 2014 saw the world premiere of her most personal play, The Doctor, The Devil, & My Dad. During these years of writing, though, Suehyla has worked as a dramaturge and moderator for Working Title Playwrights and the Alliance Theatre. 2014, she participated in the inaugural year of the Alliance Artistic Fellowship, focusing on directing. Coming up in the 2018 Atlanta theatre season, Suehyla will be directing The Taming (by Lauren Gunderson) at Syncronicity Theatre; and performing the world premiere of her one woman show, Nope. That’s Just My First Name, commissioned and produced by Horizon Theatre. In her free time, she also works as an actor in film and TV. In her free time beyond that, she lives happily with her guy and their two cats.

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