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 about the craft of dramatic writing, how to write for the stage, 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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Playwriting | Level I

10-week Workshop

NYC info, tuition: $425 (returning students: $395)
Online info, tuition: $399 (returning students: $369)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of playwriting craft and gets you writing a short play (or two) or a full-length play. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Playwriting I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Oct 6

Playwriting | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $125
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $250 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Playwriting Intensive topics include: plot, character, dialogue, scene, selling/producing your work.

Not available at this time.

Playwriting | Level II

10-week Workshop

NYC info, tuition: $425 (returning students: $395)
Online info, tuition: $399 (returning students: $369)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course helps you sharpen your skills at playwriting craft and work toward completion of one or two short plays or a full-length play. Writers often repeat Playwriting II to continue their projects. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Playwriting I, or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Oct 7