One of the most common mistakes I see playwrights making is focusing too much on the minutae in their script–and don’t place enough attention on making the strongest decisions they can. What do I mean by “minutae” and “decisions”?...
Stanislavski famously said: “Spectators come to the theatre to hear the subtext. They can read the text at home.” How right he is. Subtext adds an extra layer of complexity to every line. It can take an ordinary conversation and lend it a magnetism that draws the...
Are you getting ready to write a new play? Need to get your thoughts organized? If so, this online/Zoom class could be for you. Playwriting Basics (Pre-Writing for Playwrights) 3 Saturdays: May 1, 8, 15, 2021 Time: 11:00-1:00PM Eastern (10:00-12:00PM Central) If you...
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If you have been thinking about writing a play (or just want to review the basics), you may be interested in a two-session class hosted by playwright Andy Black. The course is an overview and will provide you with what you need. It runs Saturday mornings on Zoom, June...
As a writer, you probably hear this question a lot: “Where do you get all your ideas from?” For some reason, it’s the thing that all your non-writer friends seem to want to know. So what do you tell them? Do you have a process for finding &...
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