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Friday, June 21, 2019

Fundamentals of Playwriting this Summer at Primary Stages ESPA

Ready to go back to the basics? In this 5-week class at Primary Stages ESPA, playwright, director, and dramaturg Mêlisa Annis will help you build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your play can be built on a strong foundation.

Instructor: Mêlisa Annis
Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31

This class might be for you if you:
  • A budding playwright who wants to get down to basics.
  • A theater artist boldly crossing the line from one discipline to another and ready to start writing!
  • A novelist or poet searching for a new form.
In this class you will:
  • Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, including discussions of structure, character, and dialogue.
  • Complete writing exercises to gain an understanding of the form and generate ideas for material.
  • Start to write your own play by the end of the semester.

By the end of this class you will:
  • Have 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.
  • Be ready for The First Draft!
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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