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Applications for Summer 24 Cohort Open
June 16th - June 30th 2024

July - September 2024

What's Killing Darlings?

They say if you want to become a better writer, then you better learn to kill your darlings. Born out of a desire to create a structure that supports writers of all kinds and styles, Killing Darlings is a low stakes writing Workshop Series provided by OMG! Education, that seeks to cultivate a flexible environment where writers are able to have some accountability as they  explore new ideas and further develop others, connect with a writers community who are also open to sharing similar goals, and perhaps kill a few darlings.

Composed of a cohort of six writers, Killing Darlings meets online every 2 weeks in a 3 month cycle, to workshop a sample of writing or an idea / project facilitated by a Teaching Artist. Each person will have the opportunity to complete two workshops focused on developing their own work and four workshops to provide feedback and support to others within the cohort. 

Interested? Submit an application today to join this Killing Darlings cohort. There are only six spots available so this application will close once all seats are filled. Questions? Email for more information. 

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Emma S. Rund is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, and avid reader passionate about the power of live theatre to share truth. As Tim O'Brien so beautifully wrote in The Things They Carried, "I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth." She’s had the pleasure of workshopping her plays with Women’s Theatre Alliance, Wayward Sisters, Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI), the Rogue Theatre Festival, and more. You can find Emma’s work on NPX and on her website

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DONOVAN LOCKETT is an actor-writer-educator who proudly hails from New Orleans but has made Philly her artistic home, where she performs in theatre, film, TV, and commercials. She is a proud arts-based educator with 10+ years of experience who has worked with incredibly diverse student populations across New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arizona, Ohio, and Canada, to name a few! As a playwright, she loves exploring moral ambiguity and the conflicting intersections of people’s identities, particularly those from underrepresented groups who’ve been decentered for far too long. Donovan is also the co-founder of the alumni activist collective ICTA BIPOC and the co-creator of the podcast Black Light the Spotlight, which tackles representation and inclusion in the arts. Donovan received a BFA in Acting and a Minor in Writing from Ithaca College.

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