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"I started out as a complete playwright novice. After these ten weeks, I have gained an excellent foundation and understanding of this writing genre."
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Playwriting

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house.
 
A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great on the page. Here you will learn to write scripts that are theatrical, as well as dramatic-writing craft and how to market your work.
 
Whether you seek to write one-acts or full-lengths or musicals, we’ll show you how to write plays that draw the big applause.


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Level I
Playwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of playwriting. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write one/two short plays or begin a full-length play
  • Lectures on basics of playwriting craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)
Playwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.
(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $425, Returning Students $395. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 14 Tuesdays 520 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Online Classes  
Tuition: $400, Returning Students $370. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 21 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Level II
Playwriting | 10-week Workshop
 
Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of a produce-able play. Writers often repeat Playwriting II to continue their projects.
  • Write one/two short plays or begin or refine a full-length play
  • Lectures that expand on basics of playwriting craft
  • Writing Exercises
  • Present work for in-depth critique (two times)
Prerequisite: Playwriting I or the equivalent.
Which level is right for you? How to Choose a Level

(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $425, Returning Students $395. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 15 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Playwriting | Intensive
 

How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-Day Intensives in New York City.

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned.

The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Students come from all over the world for our One-Day Intensives. You're likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan. (NYC Hotel Information.)

Intensives are open for writers of any level.

We offer an online version of an Intensive, a three-week Character course.

We also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction, How to Blog, and Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.



Topics include: structure, plot, character, dialogue, scene development, and getting produced
New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 30 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
May 16 Saturday 30 W. 16 St. 11:00AM - 6:00PM



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