NWRW

3708

Playwriting from Personal Experience

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Playwriting from Personal Exp.

Spring 2019

Taught By: Alice Cohen

Section: A

CRN: 1693

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)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 9:47pm 9/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 502

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019

Playwriting from Personal Exp.

Fall 2018

Taught By: Alice Cohen

Section: A

CRN: 1987

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)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 9:48pm 9/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 502

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018