21M.604 Playwriting I

Class Info

Introduces the craft of writing for the theater, with special attention to the "play" in playwriting. Through weekly assignments and in-class exercises, students explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. In workshop format, students present individual work for feedback and are encouraged to bring a sense of fun, joy and playfulness to their writing. Readings include published plays, which provide exposure to a variety of styles, voices, and structures. Emphasizes process, risk taking, and finding one's own voice and vision.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.604 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by L. Harrington and K. Urban.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Mondays in W97-267.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Playwriting I site or on the 21M.604 Stellar site.

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