Advanced Playwriting

DRAMA 5401

This course explores the tendencies and relationship between each individual student writer and the page. Exercises dispel any lingering doctrine that presupposes a certain style of writing. A large part of the class centers around collaborations. The writers write scenes as a final project for an acting class, and also work with two professional actors in an extended writing project that culminates in a script-in-hand presentation. The informal moments between collaborations look at the process beyond the first draft -- i.e., the playground of language, non-verbal options, and the maintaining of "the work" through rewrites, readings, workshops, and productions. Prerequisite: Introduction to Playwriting, Drama 351 or permission of instructor..
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM

Section 01

Advanced Playwriting
INSTRUCTOR: Birkenmeier
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