Playwriting from Personal Experience

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Playwriting from Personal Exp.
Spring 2023
Taught By: Alice Cohen
Section: A

CRN: 13240

Credits: 3

How do you start writing a play? In this workshop, students use personal experience as a springboard for generating original characters, stories, and imagery for the stage. Basic elements of playwriting are explored through in-class writing exercises and weekly writing assignments. We experiment with the possibilities of dramatic storytelling, with an emphasis on fictionalizing and transforming personal experiences and memories. Students read their own work aloud and discuss it in class and also read selections from well-known playwrights. By the end of the course, students will have completed the first draft of a one-act play or a collection of very short plays. Open to all levels, this workshop is designed to be a safe, supportive environment for a hands-on exploration of playwriting.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:16am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 602
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023