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Essentials 3: The Journey

  • 16 Jul 2017
  • 17 Sep 2017
  • 10 sessions
  • 16 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 23 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 30 Jul 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 06 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 13 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 20 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 27 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 03 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 10 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • 17 Sep 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
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Essentials 3: The Journey
Instructor:
Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

Prerequisites: Essentials 1 (or Core Weekend Bootcamp) and Essentials 2.

Use the core principles of dramatic structure to outline, write, and develop a new full-length play in 10 weeks. This class will kick off with a half-hour, one-on-one meeting with the instructor and then you will bring pages in to the workshop every week. The process will emphasize the play’s journey and structural touch points through writing scenes out of order. Each week you will bring in a piece of the puzzle of your play, resulting in a complete full length at the course’s conclusion. Previous written work will not be allowed.


Sessions/Weekday 10 Sundays
Start/End Date July 16 - Sept 17
Time Slot 1pm - 4pm
Notes Essentials 1 and Essentials 2 must be taken prior to this course. 

About the Essentials Track

The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

  • Essentials 1 - The Core
  • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
  • Essentials 3 - The Journey

Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

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