Current Dramatic Writing Students
Connor Pate (Dramatic Writing)
Connor is from North Carolina. He writes about the South. He writes about quicksand. He knows saying he writes about quicksand doesn’t say too much. He also writes about religion, queerness, and poverty - mostly in the South. These are all examples of quicksand. He hopes to create social artifacts in his plays through nontraditional, non-normative staging. He hopes deconstructing social mores and traditions is a good way to get rid of quicksand. His plays have been produced and performed in North Carolina, Maine, and Texas.
Vic Shuttee (Dramatic Writing)
Vic is a writer, comedian, journalist and educator originally from Houston, TX. Vic’s full-length play Brick Wall was honored at the Kennedy Center and Milk in the Desert was a national semi-finalist for the Gary Garrison 10-Minute Play Award. Vic attended an observer-ship at the O'Neil Playwrights Conference, participated in The Lark's Writers Retreat, and developed scripts under Mark Medoff and Theresa Rebeck. Beyond writing, Vic has performed comedy across the country and trained with UCB, Second City, and ComedySportz. He frequently works with the YoungArts Foundation, interned on the sitcom "Mike and Molly," and has taught classes on improv and scriptwriting at HSPVA and Texas Thespians. Vic covers entertainment for Houston Press and his podcast Hail Satire!has produced over 400+ episodes.
Caitlin Turnage (Dramatic Writing)
Caitlin holds a degree in BFA Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Houston. She's currently pursuing her masters at Texas State University. She was named as a National Finalist for the Gary Garrison National Ten Minute Play Contest for her play "Jigsaw Cactus" which was read in Washington D.C. as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The play also went to L.A. where it was performed as part of Scribe Stages "Motel Plays: Lost and Found". Caitlin's one-act play "In a Darkroom, The Lord Knows" was named the recipient of the National John Cauble Short Play award. Caitlin was a finalist for the 42nd annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway festival. She's a past attendee of the Dorsett Theatre Writer's retreat in partnership with Theresa Rebeck and the Lark.
Audrey Webb (Dramatic Writing)
Audrey Webb began her theatrical career as an actress, improviser, and stand-up comedian in Canada, where she was a cast member in Toronto’s The Second City a couple of years ago. Her plays have ranked in such competitions as the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the American Association of Community Theatre NewPlayFest, Festival of New American Theatre, the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, and the Austin Film Festival. Audrey is the recipient of the 2018 Judith Barlow Prize for her one-act play The Only Hills We’ve Ever Had. Her work has been produced by Shoestring Theatre (San Francisco), Mildred’s Umbrella (Houston), and Articulate Theatre (NYC), with public readings at Theatre Southwest (Houston) and Absolu Théâtre (Montreal).