Collaborative Theater Practices: Writopia - New Play Development

School of Drama: Collaborative Practices

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

CTP: Writopia New Play Process

Spring 2021

Taught By: Matthew Jellison and Daniel Kitrosser

Section: A

CRN: 3000

Credits: 5

This course is an opportunity for BFA third year students to work with a professional director and professional playwright on creating a new work as a CTP "Company". The semester is divided into two parts: Theater For Youth and Theater By Youth. In the first part of the semester, students will be utilizing the Writopia Lab writing workshop methodology to create short plays for young audiences. In the second part of the semester, CTP students will be working with Writopia Lab playwrights (ages 5-19), faculty and staff in preparation for the Writopia Lab Worldwide Plays Festival. In Part One, this class is set up as an intimate creative writing workshop and then will move into a rehearsal period, with opportunities for students to work as Makers, Writers, Actors, Assistant Directors, Stage Managers, and Dramaturgs of these short plays written by the class. Students will be both building relationships with industry professionals and learning disciplinary skills. All students are present in the rehearsal process and will gain insights into the rehearsal process, acting technique, directing process and prompting for honest and authentic storytelling, dramaturgical thinking, script analysis and operations regardless of disciplinary focus. This course will culminate in the presentation of the class's newly written theater piece. In Part Two, CTP students will participate in the Writopia Lab Worldwide Plays Festival, a festival of short plays written by playwrights ages 5-19 at TheaterLab, with opportunities for students to work as Actors, Assistant Directors, Stage Managers, and Dramaturgs. The theme for the 2018 Writopia Lab Worldwide Plays Festival is "The Neighborhood". This year's presentation will be an immersive theater experience about what "Neighborhood" means, and how it is represented. The festival will be May 1st through May 5th at TheaterLab (and New School students will be working with Writopia faculty, staff and students and will be participating in the festival in a variety of ways and through multiple disciplines.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Collaborative Practices (TULB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:07am 7/10/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:59am

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 905

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021

Days: Friday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:59pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 930

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021