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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this playwriting class:

If you’re just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! In this 5-week class, Kara Lee Corthron will help you build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.

This class might be for you if you are:
  • A budding playwright who wants to get down to basics.
  • A theater artist boldly crossing the line from one discipline to another and ready to start writing!
  • A novelist or poet searching for a new form.
In this class you will:
  • Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, including discussions of structure, character, and dialogue.
  • Complete writing exercises to gain an understanding of the form and generate ideas for material.
  • Start to write your own play by the end of the semester.
By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a strong grasp on writing for the stage, armed with the confidence you need to declare yourself a playwright and get to work on your script.
  • Be ready for The First Draft!

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The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA)'s multidisciplinary classes have trained playwrights, actors, and directors in all stages of their development and from all corners of the globe. Our focus is on nurturing, honoring, and advocating for emerging artists by providing them countless...

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