Foundations in Playwriting

School of Drama: Playwriting Technique

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Foundations in Playwriting
Spring 2023
Taught By: Laura Censabella
Section: A

CRN: 11735

Credits: 3

This class offers you an introduction to the principles of dramatic writing with specific focus on the fundamental dramaturgical elements including character, objective, situation, conflict, dramatic stakes (with particular reference to Aristotle’s “The Poetics”), as well as dialogue and moment-to-moment emotional authenticity. The instructor will lead the class through a series of exercises designed to leverage and sharpen our innate sense of drama, narrative and emotional connection to craft and develop well-constructed scenes. The final project for this course will be an original 10-minute play utilizing the examined dramaturgical components.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Playwriting Technique (TUPW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 4:04pm EDT 9/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 907
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023