Contemporary Women Playwrights

College of Performing Arts: Drama

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Contemporary Women Playwrights
Fall 2024
Taught By: Laura Censabella
Section: A

CRN: 11731

Credits: 3

How are some of the most exciting voices in American theatre today changing the conversation about what it’s possible to say and how it’s possible to say it? To answer that question we will analyze seven or eight living contemporary women playwrights’ work from a playwright-practioner’s perspective. Along the way we will look critically at the work, read what the authors themselves have to say, address ways to correct the gender imbalance in the American theatre, and ponder if there is a female dramatic aesthetic. Every two weeks we will try a different short creative dramatic writing exercise in response to what we are reading, and there will be one very short critical paper or creative project required at end term (your choice). No previous dramatic writing experience necessary—only a taste for adventure. Note: This course counts for the Gender Studies minor.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:02am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:15am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 907
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/12/2024