Playmaking: Collaboration from Page to Stage


Dramatic writing - for stage, screen or film - is not meant to be read, like a novel or poem - it's meant to be performed. In this class, students explore the 'liveness' of dramatic writing by performing: not just as writers, but also as actors and directors, working with material generated in class and getting it up on its feet. Starting with writing exercises that aim at the core concept of 'dramatic action', students progress to self-generated works. During the semester each student will get to experiment with writing, directing and acting. Semester ends with public presentation of the work that's been written and brought to life on stage by the class. Instructor: Bell, Storer
Curriculum Codes
  • W
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • ENGLISH 316S
Typically Offered