Spring Writes is an annual program of Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County

Workshops through Sept


All workshops (both live and Zoom) are free and open.
Registration is Required.


Wed, September 13

6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Developing the New Musical: Story, Script, & Stage

Walking on Water Productions will host a virtual forum with writers Jenny Stafford and Scotty Arnold, creators of the new musical Extended Stay--the audience favorite from Walking on Water Productions' recent festival of new musical staged readings (WoW's NoW). Jenny and Scotty will share about the various stages of development of this musical and other pieces they have written over the years, focussing on the development of story and character, as well as the collaboration with creative team members and actors in the rehearsal room that have influenced script and lyric revisions. The team is gearing up to collaborate with WoW again in 2024 for Extended Stay's first fully staged production. The writers will also provide examples from some of their other works during the forum, which have been produced at various theatres and festivals in New York State as well as other regions, both nationally and internationally. walkingonwaterproductions.org/