Writing The Ten-Minute Play

Cost
595.00

Available Section

Offered for
Winter
Section
22W1
Schedule
Day
Thu
Times
06:00 pm—08:30 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Douglas Post
Section Notes
Course Syllabus

Ten-minute play festivals are happening all over the country. In this course, we will explore the fundamentals needed to write solid short plays by identifying fascinating characters in complex situations where they find themselves in conflict with others and perhaps themselves. We’ll talk about how to use text as well as subtext in our dialogue. We’ll also discuss ways to make sure our stage directions are clear, concise and active. Finally, we’ll examine how other writers have achieved success with this abbreviated art form by focusing on their use of character, time, place, plot, structure, language, and theme.

Notes

Note

Deadline for Online Registration: Tuesday, December 28 at 5 pm CT.

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