Thinking Like A Playwright (with Rose Martula)
In this discussion-based playwriting workshop, we’ll take a big, ole, deep dive into what makes a captivating play. We start off with in-class writing exercises, and a look at the works of legendary playwrights Sam Shepard and Tina Howe. From there, the stage is all yours. For the majority of the course, we focus the spotlight on students bringing in 1-3 scenes to be read aloud, then receiving dramaturgical feedback from both myself and the class. My belief is that this is the most revelatory way to discover if the play truly translates from the page to the stage. No need to stress if you haven’t begun a play. Those who haven’t, write 1-3 scenes outside of class to bring in by the 2nd week. There are very few rules to the art of playwriting, and I find this results in an unbound freedom. Open to beginner and intermediate playwrights, including writers with a background in any kind of writing who’ve always wanted to write that play, are more than welcome here.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Selected as one of "50 Playwrights To Watch" by the Dramatists Guild Magazine, ROSE MARTULA is a former winner of the NYC Young Playwrights Festival. A recipient of two Audrey Skirball Playwriting Awards, she was nominated for the LARK Pony Fellowship in its inaugural year, and was a semi-finalist at PlayLabs at The Playwrights Center in MN, the Princess Grace Awards & The Chesterfield Film Project. Martula co-wrote with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, an adaptation of his play, Balm And Gilead, the year before his passing. She most recently wrote/directed & edited the web series It Girls.
WHEN: 3 Weeks: Wednesdays, September 9 - 23 (6 - 8pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg MA*
*Directions: Specific directions to our Williamsburg classroom, as well as other info, will be emailed to all registered participants 2 - 5 days before the first class.
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