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The Rewrite (Spring 2019)

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 25 Apr 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 21 Mar 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 28 Mar 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 04 Apr 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 11 Apr 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 18 Apr 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 25 Apr 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Literacenter, 641 W. Lake St.
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  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.

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The Rewrite 
Instructor: Instructor: Resident Playwright Kristin Idaszak

Playwriting is rewriting. This class will approach the rewriting process from a variety of angles. Playwrights will tackle rewriting challenges from a structural perspective as well as a more metaphorical, image-driven approach. Writers will work on identifying the heartbeat of their play, tracking information and ideas throughout a script, and strengthening elements of their plays such as character development, dramatic action, and narrative drive. This course is for anyone with a full draft of a full-length play they want to work on. Playwrights will bring in sections of the play throughout the course to address specific questions and problem areas. Whether it's your first play or just your most recent, this course is designed to reinvigorate the revision process and provide new perspectives on areas wherever you feel stuck.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Thursdays
Start/End Date Mar 21 - Apr 25  (6 sessions) 
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

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