"People come to me all day long to coach, dramaturg, direct and develop their work as writers, authors, and solo show artists. When I need these services, there is only one person I trust my own work with - that is the divine Ms. Arlene Malinowski. Her skill and precision as a dramaturg and coach is only matched by the enthusiastic spirit with which she infuses each of her sessions. Whomever you are, if you are brave enough to embark on a creative writing project, you’d be fortunate to enlist Arlene as your guide, lamplighter, and creative cheerleader."
Wendy Hammers - Actor/Teacher, Author
(Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Solo Shows: Undressing New Jersey & RIPE. Curator: Tasty Words) wendyhammers.com
“Arlene is dynamic and wise. She has the uncanny ability to hone in on specific problem areas- within a manuscript. She provides encouraging feedback and will suggest clear actionable ways to evoke a better story. She is a generous supporter of artists at all levels.”
Lisa Holmes is a Chicago writer and playwright. Her fiction has been published in literary journals, her essays have appeared on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, and she was awarded a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grant. She is working on her second YA novel.
“Arlene is wonderful. In class, she enables you to set aside the outside world by protecting you in a sphere of positive energy and support, helpful prompts, personal feedback, and just the right amount of structure. Wherever you are in your writing or creative career, Arlene will help you move ahead, unblock those pesky blocks and open your creative channels.
Aaron Graham - Actor, Faculty Second City, Founding member Improvised Sondheim Project
“Arlene provided a safe place and a structure for us to develop our work. She took me step by step from a rough idea in my head to a fully realized solo show on a stage with lights and an audience. Because of her support (and sense of humor) I got everything I needed and more.”
(Brooklyn nine-nine, NCIS-LA, My Crazy Ex-Girl friend. Solo Shows: Go Back to Your Womb, 50 Don’t Look this Good on Everybody)