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The Rewrite (Summer 2019)

  • 05 Jun 2019
  • 10 Jul 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 05 Jun 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 12 Jun 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 19 Jun 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 26 Jun 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 03 Jul 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 10 Jul 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Literacenter, 651 W. Lake St.
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The Rewrite 

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

In this course, you will learn the best practices of rewriting.  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 assignments that will help you understand how working playwrights have moved their texts forward and made their careers possible.

Prerequisites: Writing the Full-Length 2, 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 Wednesdays
Start/End Date Jun 5 - Jul 10  (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. 

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