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What is It? (A play? A movie? A TV show?) Workshop

  • 07 Jul 2018
  • 08 Jul 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • 08 Jul 2018, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
  • 10


  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.


What is It? (A play? A movie? A TV show?) Workshop 

Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke

Do you...

  • have a play you think might do well as a movie or a TV show?
  • have a memoir, novel, short story or work of nonfiction you long to adapt to performance art but are not sure if its a play, a movie, or fit as a streaming series or standard TV show?
  • story ideas you would like to explore in these different delivery systems?
  • want a greater understanding of what the requirements are for each discipline?

This weekend workshop is a deep dive into the groundwork of what constitutes all drama, and then an exploration into the mechanics and strengths of each discipline. We will examine case studies of successful plays, screenplays, and teleplays, in class exercises to analyze and ascertain what your material or idea would look like in each discipline, and find the best fit for where it would shine.

Participants should bring a finished work, or a work or two in progress, or even the broad strokes of story ideas, along with an open imagination to unearth discoveries about your material.

Sessions/Weekday 1 Weekend
Start/End Date July 7th - July 8th
Time Slot 10:00AM-5:00PM; 2:00PM-6:00PM
Notes N/A

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