If you're just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! Whether you're a theater artist boldly crossing the line from one discipline to another, a novelist or poet searching for a new form, or a budding playwright who wants to get down to basics, this class was made for you. Kara Lee Corthron will help you build a toolbox of the fundamentals, including discussions of structure, character, and dialogue, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation. You will complete writing exercises to gain an understanding of the form and generate ideas for material. With those tools in your back pocket, you will start to write your own play by mid-semester. You will leave this class with a strong grasp on writing for the stage, armed with the confidence you need to declare yourself a playwright and get to work on your script.
After completing this course, we invite you to join us for The First Draft
Instructor: Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, AliceGraceAnon at New Georges, "Kings" on NBC)
Thursdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Starts July 13
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.