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Essentials 2 ONLINE (Winter 2018)

  • 27 Nov 2018
  • 15 Jan 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 27 Nov 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 04 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 11 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 18 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 08 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 15 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
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  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.

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Essentials 2 ONLINE 
 Playwright Jenni Lamb

In the second of the Essentials series, you will delve deeper into the components of dramatic structure, evaluate conflict, identify and discriminate theatricality, differentiate use of stage direction, and articulate how you use plasticity of the stage within format—applying it all by writing a new 10-minute play and evaluating your peer’s work.

Note: Either Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken as prerequisites for the other Essentials courses—Essentials 2  and Essentials 3. 

Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Tuesdays
Start/End Date Nov 27 - Jan 15  (6 sessions) 
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes Does not meet 12/25 or 1/1

About the Tier 1 Essentials Track

Comprising the Writers Studio’s Essentials 1 through 3 fundamentals sequence, students will explore their unique voice and theatricality, be able to describe and apply dramatic structure, write dialogue, stage direction, construct characters, arrange work in the correct industry format, and employ methods to give and receive feedback.

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

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