THE 214 : Playwriting

This will be a process-based course in which students will learn to create original writing for the stage. Students will come away with an understanding of the basic building blocks of dramatic writing and dramatic structure: action, objective, circumstance, inciting incident, turning points, crisis, climax, etc. Students will learn how to bring themselves to their writing, and develop their personal voice. Students will increase their ability to sense what is authentic in their own work and the work of others, and to then generate work that is bold, original, risky and truthful. Competency met: Humanities. Three lecture hours per week. , Spring


    Students will be able to:
  1. Write plays that are based in dramatic action and informed by complex layers of circumstance and character.
  2. Apply principles of dramatic structure to construct later drafts of work.
  3. Develop a sense of authenticity, storytelling, moment-to-moment logic, and societal relevance in creating and revising work.
  4. Conceptualize and use the tools specific to the theatre in their writing.
  5. Locate problems and weaknesses in their own and others writing, and to communicate them effectively.





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