Tracy Held Potter

Writer for Stage & Screen

Month: October 2018

The Vagrancy’s Playwrights’ Group

In September, my play concept “Intertwined”  was accepted as a commission for The Vagrancy’s 2018-2019 Playwrights’ Group which will lead to a staged performance in May 2019 during The Blossoming new play development series. All of the plays have been inspired by the theme of “true crime,” and my piece explores anti-miscegenation laws and how they particularly impacted Chinese people living in the United States.

During this project, I am meeting twice a month with other fantastic participants, including poet librecht baker, composer and writer Howard Ho, (check out his Hamilton series on YouTube!), writer Kate Mickere, actor and writer Ilana Turner, and writer and director Katherine Vondy to read new pages and receive and offer feedback.

 

Speaking Engagement at CMU

Dr. Vera Donnenberg, Tracy Held Potter, Dr. John Stolz

I was honored to be welcomed back to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama to speak about my experiences writing two science-inspired screenplays with the support of the Sloan Foundation. My feature “Science Fair the Musical” won an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting award in 2014 with the scientific advisement of Dr. John Stolz from Duquense University. The following year, I got to collaborate with Dr. Vera Donnenberg from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to develop an action comedy television pilot.

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