Playwriting: From Page to Stage
Are you a theatre lover who’s always dreamed of trying your hand at writing a play? Maybe you have a germ of an idea but just aren’t sure how to start.
Award-winning playwright Carrie Printz will teach specific tools and tips to help launch you on your playwriting path.
- Learn the key elements of drama. Complete exercises that help hone your playwriting chops as you develop your idea, plot, characters and dialogue.
- Read, view and discuss two very different contemporary plays to better understand the full range of theatrical genres and styles at your disposal.
- Compare and contrast a more traditionally plotted play and characters with one that breaks some of those rules.
- Finally, write your own scenes and cast your classmates in roles so you can actually hear your work read aloud—a key part of the playwriting process.
Printz says that while the class can’t take the place of the live theatre you’ve likely missed so much during the pandemic, it can offer “a little taste of the real thing.” If you’ve ever wanted to discover the key steps and theatrical elements involved with playwriting, this workshop offers a thorough and practical overview.
Your blank page and empty stage await!
Three Zoom sessions
Wed., Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3, 2021,
6:30–8:30 pm MT
ENRICH 0488 / $105
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Carrie Printz is an award-winning playwright whose plays have won both national and regional competitions and have been performed in many theaters. Her full-length play, Fractured Moonlight, was scheduled to be performed last April but was canceled due to the pandemic.