Mondays, April 27 through June 8, 2020 (No Class on Memorial Day, May 25)
Instructor: Hannah Hessel Ratner
Prior Experience: Not required. Open to playwrights, dramaturgs, and directors.
In this playwriting class, use Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as a starting place for unique theatrical adaptations. Explore a range of adaptation styles and various elements of the play each week to discover how your own voice intersects with and can be inspired by other source material.
Hannah Hessel Ratner, STC Teaching Artist, Playwright, and Dramaturg
Years with STC: 9
Last Seen: Devising and dramaturging In This Hope: A Pericles Project with The Welders
Why I Teach: “I love the connection I make with my students particularly as I get to support their creative and artistic growth.”
Best Exercise We Do in Class: “Weekly short writing warm-ups that expand what you thought was possible in theatre.”