Instructor: Resident Playwright Alumni Marsha Estell
In the second of the Essentials series, you will delve deeper into the components of dramatic structure, evaluate conflict, identify and discriminate theatricality, differentiate use of stage direction, and articulate how you use plasticity of the stage within format—applying it all by writing a new 10-minute play and evaluating your peer’s work.
This course culminates in a campus presentation of the classes’ 10-minute plays (not available for online students).
Note: Either Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken as prerequisites for the other Essentials courses—Essentials 2 and Essentials 3.
For Students: For the first day of class, please bring in a 4 page, 2 character play, There must be an object (onstage manifestation) being negotiated between 2 people. Think about the core principles, when writing your play.
||Dec 9 - Jan 20 (6 sessions)
About the Tier 1 Essentials Track
Comprising the Writers Studio’s Essentials 1 through 3 fundamentals sequence, students will explore their unique voice and theatricality, be able to describe and apply dramatic structure, write dialogue, stage direction, construct characters, arrange work in the correct industry format, and employ methods to give and receive feedback.
Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.