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"Scene Shop" Play Development Thursday Evenings (Summer 2019)

  • 27 Jun 2019
  • 22 Aug 2019
  • 7 sessions
  • 27 Jun 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 11 Jul 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 18 Jul 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 25 Jul 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 08 Aug 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 15 Aug 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 22 Aug 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
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"Scene Shop" Play Development Thursday Evenings 

Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne


Now in its 12th year at Chicago Dramatists and led by Resident Playwright Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and other books, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced writers. Self-contained weekly sessions offer character, scene, and story exercises to help you write and revise your script, professional actors to read the work you bring from home, and constructive group feedback in a supportive setting. And, if you ever need to miss a session, you can always make it up in the other Scene Shop section that week. Workshop members are eligible to participate in the Scene Shop Showcase, a night of staged readings presented twice yearly in the Russ Tutterow Theatre. 

Prerequisites: The writer has completed at least one play or screenplay.

Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
Start/End Date Jun 27 - Aug 22
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes Does not meet 7/4 or 8/1

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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