THEATRE 502. Playwriting I. 3 Credits.
This is the graduate level course of Playwriting I, which develops basic skills in playwriting through assigned readings, class discussions, and creative-writing assignments. Graduate students will exit the course with completed drafts of two 10-minute plays and one One-Act play (30-45mins in length). In addition to building their skills as a playwright, at the end of the semester students will select one of these projects to be presented in a staged-reading format open to the public. Additionally, Graduate students will submit their work to at least one conference, playwriting competition, and/or festival, providing evidence of their submission. Graduate students are expected to complete additional readings to supplement and contextualize the basic skills Â¿ written responses to these readings are also required. Additional material may be assigned as needed to offer deeper understandings of theory, history, and practice.