Playwriting 1.1

School of Drama: Playwriting

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Playwriting 1.1

Fall 2019

Taught By: Sarah DeLappe

Section: A

CRN: 1129

Credits: 3

The bulk of playwriting 1.1 is devoted to exercises for creating scenes that are genuine and vital on a moment-to-moment basis. Good writing springs from the gut not the head, and no matter how intellectual, it must start from an emotional base. Many of the in-class exercises use sense memory, free association and reacting in the moment to reinforce the experience of writing from an uncontrolled and authentic place. In addition, they are set up so that they can be used to start a new play. Students are expected to type up their in-class exercises each week and bring them to the next class to be read aloud.

Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Playwriting (TPLW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 4

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: 7:15am 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 10:00am - 12:55pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 105

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/3/2019