From Death of a Salesman to Company to The Color Purple, the foundation of dramatic writing is characters in conflict. In this class you will learn about this and other basic dramatic principles in the only way you really can: by doing. You will write extensively, working with such concepts as character objectives and tactics, conflict, dramatic language and style in order to focus your dramatic vision and unlock that elusive "writer's voice." You will have the opportunity to share your work and receive extensive critique in a safe and supportive workshop environment. The class will culminate in readings of the students' original work.
Note: Please bring an idea for a play to the first class.
Course Number: WCWP-40188 Credit: 3 units