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“Do you have a story lurking at the back of your mind? A monologue on the tip of your tongue? Got a free morning?” asks instructor Jessica Litwak. “It’s time to write a ten-minute play!”
In this short intensive workshop, students will receive a basket filled with playwriting tools, specifically with the ten-minute play form in mind. Tools will include character development, dialogue, story arc, and other essentials for dramatic writing. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, each student will be guided towards the creation of a 10-minute play. Before the end of class, we’ll share what we’ve written and discuss next steps for development.
Jessica says, “Whether you want to write something comic, tragic, magical, or musical, the ten-minute play is a short dramatic form that can capture your full theatrical story. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome. If you are new to the genre, you’ll learn the basics of playwriting while working within this short form. If you are an experienced script writer, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a draft of a ten-minute play in one afternoon.”
About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes
Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Writing Salon is running all classes in a remote learning format. You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Litwak, Ph.D, is an award-winning playwright and actor. She has written over 40 plays which have been produced throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Her work is published by No Passport Press, Smith & Krause, Applause Books and The New York Times. She is a Drama Therapist, puppet builder and recognized leader in the field of socially engaged theatre, Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective, core member of Theatre Without Borders, and a Fulbright Scholar. She has taught acting and playwriting at SF State, LA City College, Naropa, Whitman College, Columbia University, and NYU.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, July 24, 10:00am-1:00pm