Contemporary Women Playwrights

School of Drama: Critical Inquiry

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Contemporary Women Playwrights

Fall 2021

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: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Critical Inquiry (TCRI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:50am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:15am

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 908

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/16/2021