Mondays, January 22 through March 5, 2018 (No class on President’s Day, February 19)
Instructor: Stephen Spotswood
Prior Experience: A completed rough or partial draft of a play before the first day.
Discover the nuances of playwriting through exercises exploring dramatic structure and character. Expand beyond basic playwriting skills in a workshop setting with member of The Welders and acclaimed local playwright Stephen Spotswood.
Stephen Spotswood, Playwright
Most Recent Play: Girl in the Red Corner, 2017 Helen Hayes Award-winner of the Charles MacArthur Award For Outstanding New Play
From the Syllabus:
Week Two: Thinking About Theatre in Three Dimensions
Discovering new corners of your drama by examining your setting and space
Week Three: Delving into Character
Unlocking hidden details about your characters
Week Four: Radical Revision
Going beyond dialogue when creating plot and story