Ohio Playwrights Circle

Playwrighting Class Level 2 – Winter 2021

In Class Info, General Update on August 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm

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The Playwrighting Level Two class is an intensive training ground for more experienced writers seeking to advance their playwrighting skills through weekly assignments. Limited to only six students for personalized attention, this online course will expand on the structural and story fundamentals necessary to develop new work for the theatre. Playwrighting Level One or similar experience is required.

The essential elements of the Level Two class are:

  • Using Dara Mark’s book, “The Inside Story,” as a reference, students will develop their skills through weekly writing assignments.
  • Each assignment will be read in class by actors and analyzed and reviewed with your fellow students, every week.
  • In this seven week class, students will build on the basics of writing for the theatre by developing more complex stories that could lead to one act or full length narratives.
  • Students are expected to know the basics of playwrighting but the material will be refreshed as needed.
  • Guest writers, directors, producers, and other theatre professionals will be joining the class via Zoom to share their top tips on the craft.
  • Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2021
  • Class Time: 12pm – 3pm
  • All classes are held online using ZOOM.  It is preferential for students to use a desktop computer or laptop for a strong internet connection to this class.  Telephones and Tablets provide a less reliable internet connection.
  • The cost for this class is: $250.00  Students will be able to pay for class online to The American ArtWorks Foundation.  Instructions will be sent to each student shortly after sign-up.

Please click Here to sign up. Thank you!

The Ohio Playwrights Circle is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation.

 

Online Playwrighting Class Level 1 – Fall 2020

In Class Info, General Update on August 25, 2020 at 4:36 pm

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The Playwrighting Level One class is an intensive training ground for beginners and more experienced writers seeking to learn the craft of playwrighting through weekly assignments. Limited to only six students for personalized attention, this online course will cover the structural and story fundamentals necessary to develop new work for the theatre.

The essential elements of the Level One class are:

  • Using Stuart Spencer’s book, “The Playwright’s Guidebook” as a reference, students will learn the basics of scene construction, dynamic exposition, formatting, and the differences and similarities of storytelling for the screen or stage.
  • All students write new work every week, based on specific assignments tailored to the needs of the class and the students.
  • During the seven week class, each student’s new scene will be read live by actors and analyzed by the writers for clarity and impact.
  • It may not be best to use this class to workshop your special play. This is a class studying the basics of the craft that you can use in your work, but it is not a workshop for already written plays.
  • Guest writers, directors, producers, and other theatre professionals will be joining the class via Zoom to share their top tips on the craft.
  • The small class size (only 6 writers) provides individualized attention to the needs of each student as they read and review their weekly writing assignments.
  • No previous experience is needed, just a desire to learn how to effectively tell a story in a live theatre setting.
  • Dates: November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12,  & 19, 2020
  • Class Time: 12pm – 3pm
  • All classes are held online using ZOOM.  It is preferential for students to use a desktop computer or laptop for a strong internet connection to this class.  Telephones and Tablets provide a less reliable internet connection.
  • The cost for this class is: $250.00  Students will be able to pay for class online to The American ArtWorks Foundation.

Please click Here to sign up. Thank you!

The Ohio Playwrights Circle is a project of the American ArtWorks Foundation.

A Zoom Round Table for Ohio Playwrights

In General Update on April 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm

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OPC will host informal Round-Table discussions for Ohio playwrights on April 25, May 23, and June 27 at 2 pm, using the increasingly popular Zoom web platform.

We hope this is an opportunity to catch up with missing friends to share:

  • An update on your current work
  • How the Quarantines are affecting your writing
  • How we might have digital readings of new works
  • Future Plans for OPC

In order to join, please contact  our host Susan Robert, OPC Reader Coordinator, at least one day prior to the event to obtain the link and password needed. You may contact her at OPCreaders@gmail.com.