21M.604 | Spring 2005 | Undergraduate

Playwriting I

Course Description

This class introduces the craft of writing for the theater. Through weekly assignments, in class writing exercises, and work on a sustained piece, students explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. We examine produced playscripts and discuss student work. This class's emphasis is on process, …
This class introduces the craft of writing for the theater. Through weekly assignments, in class writing exercises, and work on a sustained piece, students explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. We examine produced playscripts and discuss student work. This class’s emphasis is on process, risk-taking, and finding one’s own voice and vision.
Learning Resource Types
group_work Projects with Examples
assignment Written Assignments
Photograph of a woman reading a script.
Playwrights often read their work out loud to check that each character has a distinct voice. (Image by Dalydose on flickr.com.)