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

Playwriting Intensive

No Longer Enrolling

  • $220.00 Non-Member
  • $205.00 Member

Class Description

In this interactive playwriting boot camp, you will write the core materials for a new play. Come with an idea in mind or discover your play as you write it. Through a series of fun directed writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of writing a new play: mining for material, constructing characters and settings, conjuring vivid dialogue, dramatic conflict and finding your voice. We will read brand new pages aloud, discuss writing practices and the strengths and weaknesses of our work in this supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers. We will also read and discuss short published texts in regards to craft, then write exercises inspired by the texts. Note that this is not a course in the fundamentals of playwriting, but an opportunity for beginning and advanced students to generate new scenes and raw materials for a new play.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this page. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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!