Playwriting from Personal Experience

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Playwriting from Personal Exp.

Spring 2021

Taught By: Alice Cohen

Section: A

CRN: 1594

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 11:35am 5/8/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021