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The Rewrite (Fall 2018)

  • 15 Sep 2018
  • 20 Oct 2018
  • 6 sessions
  • 15 Sep 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 22 Sep 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 29 Sep 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 06 Oct 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 13 Oct 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 20 Oct 2018, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists
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The Rewrite 
Instructor: Douglas Post - Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble 

In this course, you will learn the best practices of rewriting. Create both a tracking document and an image tracker to detail your story, answer in detail the universal vs specific aspects of your work, show how your choices translate in the mind of the audience, journal your writing process to discover patterns and show growth, plus much more.

Prerequisites: Writing the Full-length 2 or prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play

NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from your play to the first session.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
Start/End Date Sep 15 - Oct 20  (6 sessions) 
Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm

About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

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