Playwriting 101

Playwriting 101

Teacher: Kathy Abelanet

Cost: $24/week for 32 weeks
$20 material fee

Description:
  • This course is designed to develop the writer’s individual theatrical style through the writing of scenes and a 1-act play (or work toward a full-length play).
  • Students will  explore the dimensions of writing for the stage through key areas of craft, including language, dialogue, the essentials of dramatic form, and structure.
  • They will also focus on dramatic tension (behavior, action, and the spoken word) and character–fulfilling theme through the depiction of characters with distinct voices and histories.
  • This course is designed to give the student the fundamentals of play construction and theory, using writing techniques and exercise, and in-class feedback.
  • The goal is to complete a one-act play or one act of a play. The class will culminate with a final presentation in which the class participants will act as director, *actors, producer, and stage management.
  • *Actors will be the students in the class, or the students in the class will act as a panel to select various actors from outside the class to perform roles as needed.

To be successful in this class:
Students will need to highly self-motivated and passionate about this area of study.

 

Pre-requisites:  Must have a love of writing and the ability to work as a group

 Age requirements:  9th-12th grade


Curriculum/Required Text(s): No curriculum required.

Fall 2017 Schedule


  • Tu - Theatre

    11:15 am - 12:45 pm

    Tu/Th Mrs. Abelanet
    10th & up w/ approval

  • Th - Theatre

    11:15 am - 12:45 pm

    Tu/Th Mrs. Abelanet
    10th & up w/ approval