All classes will be held online via Zoom until we are able to resume classes at the Studio.
Clarity, Economy and Mystery
INSTRUCTOR: Julie McKee –
For new students, experienced playwrights who want to go back to the basics, actors wanting to write, and highly motivated beginners. You are introduced to a variety of tools designed to offer a strong sense of craft. Assignments, written as ten-minute plays, will cover dialogue, action, conflict, motivation, plot, structure, subtext, direct address and story. Others are designed to encourage the creative process, provoke the imagination, explore language, texture, character and impulse. These elements will be introduced slowly and methodically. You will develop a portfolio of well-crafted 10-minute plays in a safe and supportive environment. We follow the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process method of critique. PLEASE NOTE: You must complete the assignments before bringing in your own projects.
Requirements: You must have working knowledge of and access to a word processing program in order to format your work according to industry standards (eg. Microsoft Word, Final Draft, Celtx, or equivalent).