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"The best playwriting course I have ever taken. If I had another life to live, I would spend it as playwright. Yes, I was that inspired!"
- Judith Liberman
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"This course brought me to an entirely new level of writing and interpreting plays"
- Kimberly Kenna
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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."
- Kalle Macrides
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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 NYC
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 its 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, well 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.
There are no Playwriting I in NYC classes scheduled at this time. Take this class Online
Please call 877-974-8377 for the next scheduled date.

Playwriting | Intensive
 
The Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what youve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Come in to class with a notepad, pen, and desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Intensives are for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

Intensives are offered in NYC on Fridays and weekends throughout the year.

Gotham also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonficiton, 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 25 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Aug 10 Sunday Hunter College W. 11:00AM - 6:00PM



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