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The Blueprint | Building Your Play

  • 18 Jan 2018
  • 01 Mar 2018
  • 7 sessions
  • 18 Jan 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 25 Jan 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 01 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 08 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 15 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 22 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 01 Mar 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists
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The Blueprint: Building Your Play

Instructor: Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

This class breaks structure down to the nuts and bolts of writing, introducing you to tools that will help you turn a blank page into a first draft, and successfully assess it for further revisions. You will learn how to raise the stakes for your characters and how to tell a story with twists and turns. You will learn what you need to do to make a scene work, and follow it through to encompass the complete arc of a story.

This class will take an in-depth look into the dramatic elements of four plays: The Toilet by Amiri Baraka, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, What of the Night by Maria Irene Fornes, and Top Dog Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. By examining the building blocks of these plays, participants will create outlines and begin work on their own brand-new, full-length plays.

NOTE: Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class.

Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
Start/End Date January 18th - March 1st
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class.


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