Activities

Around The Block, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, cultivates urban community participation in arts and technologies, with a focus on the New York City area. We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels of expertise to our activities, which include workgroups, performances, and exhibits. Membership in Around The Block is not required in order to participate in most ATB activities (and in particular those held at branches of the New York Public Library). Membership dues and contributions are tax-deductible. Contribute

Around The Block Playwriting Course

Around The Block will be offering a playwriting course: Principles of Playwriting – what they are and how to apply them.
Topics covered will include:
  • nature, pros and cons of theatre and playwriting as distinct from other art forms
  • the audience–play relationship
  • theater history
  • Structure of a play
  • Comedy, farce, tragedy, drama, dramedy, short and long plays, improv
  • thought/ideas expressed
  • characters and relationships
  • dialogue and stage action

Web and Systems Workgroup

ATB Web and Systems Workgroup in collaboration with the Object Data and Knowledge Management Group. Workgroup meeting, Monday,  6:30 – 8:45 pm

Location to be announced.
Please call for location.  212-673-9187

Wireless environment provided. (However, participants are not required to bring laptops.)
The group meets every 2 weeks in the evenings.