This intensive playwriting workshop is a hands-on study in the art and craft of playwriting. Over the course of three weeks, emerging playwrights will be led through a series of seminars, roundtables, writing exercises, and staged readings (featuring professional actors), culminating in the development of a portfolio of brand new work for the stage.
While emerging playwrights will examine the basic elements of dramatic writing, emphasis will be given to the development of the playwrights’ own work. In this way, participants will gradually acquire a set of skills and working principles based on their own writing needs and objectives, rather than adopt a prescribed "formula" for dramatic writing.
All writing will be reviewed by the instructor, and analyzed in-class through a series of instructor led dramaturgical sessions. Peer-based dramaturgical feedback will also be encouraged. Additionally, participants will have a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with the instructor in order to further facilitate the realization of his or her own vision.