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Writing the 10-Minute Play

  • 18 Apr 2017
  • 06 Jun 2017
  • 6 sessions
  • 18 Apr 2017, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 25 Apr 2017, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 09 May 2017, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 16 May 2017, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 23 May 2017, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 06 Jun 2017, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
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Instructor: Douglas Post—Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble

This class is specifically designed for writers seeking to hone their skills in writing 10-minute plays. This class will meet for seven sessions, but the last session has not be scheduled yet.

Contests and festivals for short works are becoming increasingly popular in our theatrical culture and are also a good way for playwrights to get a foot in the door at a variety of institutions. But 10-minute plays demand economy, skill and craftsmanship. This class will focus on those elements and others needed to tell our stories in a condensed form.

At the end of the session, writers will have acquired a better understanding of how to write a short play that is precise, playable, and has a solid sense of beginning, middle and end.

NOTE: Participants should bring 11 copies of a 10-page play-in-progress to the first session.

Sessions/Weekday 7 Tuesdays
Start/End Date April 18- June 6(no class May 2 or May 30)
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes Please bring 11 copies of a 10-page play-in-progress to the first session. Currently only 6 of the 7 classes are scheduled. The 7th class will be discussed on the first day.

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