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Acting for Writers 1 (Winter 2018)

  • 07 Dec 2018
  • 25 Jan 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 07 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 14 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 21 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 11 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 18 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • 25 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
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  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.


Acting for Writers 1
Instructor: Playwright & Actor John S. Green

As a writer, have you ever wondered what it is like to step inside an actor’s shoes? Want to know how actors bring a character to life, speaking your words as a character’s? In this introductory course, you will access an actor’s toolbox to break a scene down into beats and action verbs, make use of subtext beneath the surface of words, embody the writing with the active needs of the characters, plus much more! The course is designed for absolute beginners and experienced actors who want to review the basics as they apply them to writing.

Prerequisite: None

Sessions/Weekday 6 Fridays
Start/End Date Dec 7 - Jan 25  (6 sessions) 
Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Notes This is an all Tier special topic. Does not meet 12/28 or 1/4.

About Special Topics Courses

Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.

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