EPIC (Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course) is a 20-SESSION arts-integrated IN-CLASS RESIDENCY program.

EPIC engageS studentS and helps them utilize EMPATHY and IMAGINATION TO articulate THEIR STORIES through drama.


Although storytelling is a universally venerated and deeply human craft that extends bridges of understanding between diverse people and communities, high school students rarely receive instruction on how to tell a coherent, meaningful story.  

Silk Road Rising’s 20-session in-school arts education program, EPIC (Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course), is designed to harness playwriting to bridge the gap between a student’s imagination and the act of articulating that imagination as a fully-formed, ten-minute play.

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