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The Art Of Playwriting
July 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on July 13, 2021 at 9:00 am
One event on July 14, 2021 at 9:00 am
One event on July 15, 2021 at 9:00 am
One event on July 16, 2021 at 9:00 am
Four different workshops will be guided by experienced instructors and authors eager to share their knowledge of writing genres that will include one-act plays, storytelling, creative writing, personal essay, memoir, and more.
[Teen and Adult Writers]
As such, this course will begin with a simple contemplative walk and a selection of places. From there, students will brainstorm characters that might inhabit such a place and the power dynamics/relationships that might be in play between the characters.
DAY TWO will focus on creating and reading aloud backstories and “milestones” for their characters.
DAY THREE, students will briefly outline and create a rough draft of their play.
DAY FOUR will involve cold/unrehearsed readings before revisions and a potentially “warm” reading of the scripts on the final day. Overall, the process will be driven by continuous feedback from those in the class and from the instructor. There will be many opportunities to read aloud each day and to discuss problems and questions that arise. The hope is that each student will leave the class with a short play that is on its way to being production-ready.
DAY FIVE will feature final readings.
This workshop is in cooperation with Our Town Theater.
If all spaces are reserved, ask to be put on a WAITING LIST in the event there are cancellations.