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Developing the Full-length 1 (Summer 2019)

  • 08 Jun 2019
  • 13 Jul 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 08 Jun 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
  • 15 Jun 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
  • 22 Jun 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
  • 29 Jun 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
  • 06 Jul 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
  • 13 Jul 2019, 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
  • Literacenter, 651 W. Lake St.
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Developing the Full-length 1 

Instructor: Douglas Post - Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble 

Kicking off Tier 2 advanced coursework, you will build on your fundamental skills to start writing a full-length play.  Your work will be read aloud and discussed by the instructor and the other participants in a format that is supportive and focused.  You will also be given weekly reading and writing assignments that will further your understanding of character, time, place, language, text and subtext.

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

NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a scene that is no more than 10 pages in length from your play to the first session.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
Start/End Date Jun 8 - Jul 13  (6 sessions) 
Time Slot 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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. 

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