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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Intro to Playwriting

No Longer Enrolling

  • $375.00 Non-Member
  • $360.00 Member

Class Description

Are you interested in learning more about playwriting? Maybe you've already drafted a story for the stage, and now you're in need of a supportive community to keep the fire going. Or maybe you're just curious to explore a new theatrical genre. With craft-based writing exercises, group discussions, close readings of plays by contemporary playwrights such as Charly Evon Simpson, Kristoffer Díaz, and Julia Izumi, you will develop a stronger hand at world building, character development, plot, and dialogue. You will have the opportunity to hear your work read out loud by your classmates, as well as give and receive feedback rooted in the Liz Lerman Critical Response practice. This class is designed for writers with a flare for drama at all levels. By the end of the course, you will come away with a collection of monologues, scenes with stage directions, and a final draft of a ten-minute play. In parting, you will receive a list of curated resources for dramatists to keep you moving forward, as well as a non-exhaustive list of submission and development opportunities for your work.
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. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

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!