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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Advanced

Master Scriptwriting for Stage & Screen

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  • $555.00 Non-Member
  • $530.00 Member

Class Description

Ready to work with professional actors to bring your script to life? Want to get your script produced, get an agent, or apply for an MFA program? In this intensive forum you will polish and complete a full-length screenplay or play. The first half of the course will be divided by discipline and combine peer workshops with lectures, writing exercises, and in-depth analysis of several classic plays/screenplays, while the last half will bring the two forms together and offer each writer the opportunity to workshop their script with professional actors. You will be in the company of other serious writers and two experienced instructors dedicated to giving comprehensive and insightful feedback. Students will receive full written coverage by one of the instructors on their completed scripts.

At the end of the class, writers will participate in a staged reading of a scene from their completed script. The reading will use local actors and will be performed in front of a live audience. Writers are welcome to invite friends and family to the event. Only students who have taken previous screenplay or playwriting workshops at Grub Street or elsewhere should apply. Space is limited to a total of 9 students in order to foster a closer, more intense and more rigorous learning experience.

To apply, please send a 5-10 page writing sample with a brief description of any workshop or class experience you’ve had to [email protected] by 12:00pm on Thursday, December 5th. You will hear from the reading committee by Wednesday, December 11th.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!