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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Storytelling Structure at Primary Stages ESPA

What is it you want to say with that play? What perspective do you bring to the piece to make it uniquely yours? And, most importantly, why are you working on it in the first place? This 6-week seminar forces you to examine all of these questions in order to approach every play with the goal of telling this story right now and for this reason.

By charting the development of the hero and opponent, their manifestation within the physical world, and the moral arguments that explode for the audience by journey’s end, you will develop a scientific vocabulary and collection of tools to examine your plays, with the aim of developing confident, taut work and a strongly articulated vision for a rewrite.

Instructor: Tessa LaNeve (Director of Primary Stages ESPA and Dramaturg of Bright Half Life at Women’s Project)
Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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