Script Analysis - The Blueprint
Instructor: Interim Artistic Director Dana Lynn Formby
Prerequisite: Essentials 1, Essentials Bootcamp Weekend, or permission of instructor
This class breaks structure down to the nuts and bolts of writing, introducing you to tools that will help you turn a blank page into a first draft, and successfully assess it for further revisions. You will learn how to raise the stakes for your characters and how to tell a story with twists and turns. You will learn what you need to do to make a scene work, and follow it through to encompass the complete arc of a story.
This class will take an in-depth look into the dramatic elements of four plays: Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz, Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, and this year's Pulitzer Prize winning play Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok. By examining the building blocks of these plays, participants will create outlines and begin work on their own brand-new, full-length plays.
NOTE: Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class. For the first day of class please read "Lonely Planet" by Steven Dietz.
||June 21st - July 26th
||6:30pm - 9:30pm
||Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class. For the first day of class please read "Lonely Planet" by Steven Dietz. Prerequisite: Essentials 1, Essentials Bootcamp Weekend, or permission of instructor