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Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core (Formby)

  • 20 Jan 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists
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Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
with Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby
6 Wednesdays, Jan 20 to Feb 24, with a performance Mar 2

The second in our three-class Essentials series, Essentials 2 is about the process rather than the product. You will write a short play every week in order to unleash your creativity and incorporate the core principles taught in Essentials 1 into your writing muscle memory. You will also refine your ability to give and receive notes with your fellow playwrights in a way that helps all of you reach the next level in your development as writers.

The class will culminate in a public staged reading of participants' short plays, with professional actors and directors, at Chicago Dramatists' theatre on March 2. 

Participants should bring a 4-page scene with a full arc, stasis, intrusion, crisis, perception shift, onstage manifestation, negotiation, and a decision/sacrifice made onstage to the first day of class.

Schedule

Sessions/Weekday 7 Wednesdays
Start/End Date Jan 20 to Mar 2
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken prior to this course. Participants should bring a 4-page scene with a full arc, stasis, intrusion, crisis, perception shift, onstage manifestation, negotiation, and a decision/sacrifice made onstage to the first day of class.

Prerequisites

Essentials 1, Essentials Weekend Bootcamp, or permission of instructor.

Registration

To sign up for this course, click the Register button.

About the Essentials Track

The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

  • Essentials 1 - Core Skills
  • Essentials 2 - Strengthened Skills
  • Essentials 3 - Collaboration

Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

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