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Developing the Full-length 1 (Winter 2018)

  • 08 Dec 2018
  • 26 Jan 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 08 Dec 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 15 Dec 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 05 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 12 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 19 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM
  • 26 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM
  • The Literacenter (641 W Lake St.)
  • 3


  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.

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Developing the Full-length 1 
Instructor: Douglas Post - Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble 

Kicking off Tier 2 advanced coursework, you will build on fundamental skill sets to start writing that full-length play.  Within you will map out a visual storyboard of a play, identify key elements in the dramatic arc, explain what your imagery means in the minds of audiences, write scenes that escalate, plus much more.

Prerequisites: Essentials 3, prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play or permission of Artistic Director

NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from your play to the first session.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
Start/End Date Dec 8 - Jan 19  (6 sessions) 
Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
Notes Does not meet 12/22 or 12/29

About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

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