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 are getting ready to write a play, this three-session overview of playwriting basics will provide you with what you need to get started. In the first interactive section, you will learn about storytelling as an innate human capacity, identify reasons people tell stories, and learn about places that playwrights (and other storytellers) typically get ideas for their stories. You will learn about seven key elements of narrative that drive stories (on and off stage) and read a play in class that will help you identify how the elements of narrative appear in a short play. You will also learn about three key kinds of writing activities playwrights use to develop ideas as they write.
Your homework assignment (for session two) will be to come in with at least three ideas you might develop, were you to write a play. You will talk about your ideas and by the end of the session, you should have selected one you like the best. Your homework assignment (for session three) will be to develop that idea further and be prepared to present a pitch for the idea and get feedback in the final session so you can start writing.
The session is being led by the PSH playwright-in-residence, Andrew Black, and is sponsored by the Indiana Writers Center, based in Indianapolis Indiana.
Use the following link to get more info and sign up.