Ohio Playwrights Circle

2014-2015 Classes at HRTC

In Class Info, General Update on August 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

We have completed the schedule for the 2014-2015 Playwrighting classes.  Class size will continue to be limited and we have a new location.

Playwrighting – Level I

Saturday Mornings from 10am – 1pm
September 6, 13,20,27; October 4, 11, 18,25
Instructor: Michael M. London
 This class is designed to take the mystery out of playwrighting and provide an introduction to new playwrights. The method of building a play is explored through a variety of exercises. Our focus will be on understanding the tools in basic dramatic structure. The process involves a lot of scene writing, a lot of thinking, a lot of laughing and a lot of learning. Each playwright will have an opportunity to create a 10-minute play that will be presented in a public reading. The class is designed for novices and experienced playwrights, actors and directors alike. No playwrights are expected to begin the class with already completed work.

Playwrighting – Level II

Saturday Mornings from 10am – 1pm
February 7,14,21,28 & March 7,14,21,28
Instructor: Michael M. London

This class is a continuation of the learning in Level I. Although we will still be looking closely at the dramatic structure of the story, we will also focus attention on other aspects of storytelling and the building of a play. There will be a lot of writing, a lot of thinking, some mutual support from other playwrights, a fair amount of laughing, some tasty food at breaks, and a general atmosphere of fun and learning. Each playwright will have a goal of completing a short one-act play that will be presented in a public reading. Playwrights will have the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by actors and prepared by directors. Prerequisite: Playwrighting – Level I.

Classes will be held at:

The Metropolitan Arts Center
Burnell Roberts Room
126 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

The classes will be in the Metropolitan Arts Center between the Victoria Theatre and Uno Chicago Grill. Use the Loft Theatre entrance next to the Victoria Theatre.  Please buzz the Burnell-Roberts Room to be let in, and then make your way down the long hallway past the drinking fountain to the Burnell-Roberts Room on the left side.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Klaben, Education Director at (937) 461-3823 x3132.

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