The Method Actor and The Clown An acting class for people who hate clowns, and a clowning class for people who love acting. Be prepared for serious fun.
This class introduces the craft of playwriting, where freedom meets form.
Through readings and writing, we will explore plot, characters, conflict, setting, and other elements of a dramatic work.
You will learn to craft dialogue, to revise, and especially to cut. You will complete a Bake Off play in 24 hours, plus two scenes, plus two drafts of a minute play. More elusively, the course introduces empathy as a guiding principle of playwriting.
A play by its nature engages multiple perspectives, so we will cultivate wisdom as well as knowledge.
Bake Off readings to be assigned Please expect to read additional plays not listed. The readings may be assigned individually or to the class as a whole. Beginning October 25th, approximately eight students will read in class each week; the other three will be Silent Writers — if you are a silent writer, please send your scenes to me as a PDF by 5pm Wednesday the day before class.
If you do not send your work on time, I will not read it that week. You will know at least one week before if you are not reading in class.
I will keep this rotation fair and maximize opportunity.
When you read in class, you are responsible for bringing six hard copies of your work. Please plan your printing and copying accordingly. Below is a preliminary list of assignments. Each will be outlined in more detail as we go. Aristotle Wrestle includes reading and writing Oct 3 a Wednesday night — 7: I can cover all or part of your ticket if you need.
Oct 11 —Due - Bake off Plays. All read in class. Nov 2 — DUE — Scene 2 — bring copies to class.
These are two sides of the same coin. In the spirit of live theater, we all show up, with full attention.
Generally screens are not necessary or useful in class This is a studio course. Part of your grade is participation. It is impossible to participate if you do not attend class.
More than one unexcused absence will result in a 0 participation grade, and lower your course grade significantly.The Playwriting class introduces the student to the creative craft of writing for the theater.
Through weekly assignments, in-class writing exercises, in-class process exercises, and work on an original piece, students explore plot and scene structure, action, character, voice, and dialogue. The winner of Angus L.
Bowmer Award for Drama, as well as the Oregon Book Awards winners in seven other categories, will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony on Monday, April 25, at pm at the Gerding Theater. Playwriting with Pierre Brault Telling stories, writing dialogue, putting your passion down on the page, it’s all part of what makes theatre an exciting and constantly engaging art form.
The Writers Studio’s successful workshop model, which teaches adults to write fiction and poetry by reading, studying, and then “trying on” the techniques of great writers, turns out to be an ideal way to teach teenagers who want to develop their writing skills and self-expression. Creative Writing Workshops for Kids 2 to "One of the many incredible things about Writopia Lab is that it offers an alternative social universe for quiet and cerebral kids.
Precollege Programs: Creative Writing Workshop Precollege. Summer; Session-III Writing Period & Group Writing Prompts, Games, and Exercises She has written several children’s books as a ghostwriter for Media Blasters, is a Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards Teacher.
She holds a master’s in nonfiction writing from Sarah Lawrence college.