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- Gregory Phillips
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"The instructor's skills as a writer and experience as a theater professional greatly contributed to the success of the course; in addition to advice on craftsmanship, he illuminated the position of theater when considering the production of a new work. This insight is invaluable to a greener playwright aspiring to have a first piece produced."
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"I had not even a clue on how to start writing a play. Now I think I could start and finish one."
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
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Playwriting
Theater is the oldest form of dramatic storytelling, and many still consider it the most electrifying. 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. In our courses, you will learn how to tell a story that is theatrical and produce-able as well as such playwriting craft elements as structure, plot, dialogue, setting, theme, scene development, and format. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write one-acts or full-lengths, traditional or experimental, we’ll show you how to write plays that will enthrall audiences.

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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: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 13 Tuesdays 520 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 13 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Advanced
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: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 14 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 21 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
Sample Class



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