Contemporary Women Playwrights

School of Drama: Dramatic Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Contemporary Women Playwrights

Fall 2020

Taught By: Laura Censabella

Section: A

CRN: 9828

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: Dramatic Arts (TDRM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 11:10am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020