Theatre Education

Workshop are intended for individuals seriously interested in the creation of dramatic texts for performance.  Participants should come prepared to create, discuss, support each other and be open to new ideas in an enjoyable yet challenging virtual learning environment.

The Greatest Story You’ll Ever Tell

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. February 15 – March 8.

All of us have at least one potentially great story waiting to be shared in a theatrical setting.  It may be an event from our own life or from the life of someone we know, an event in history, or a creation from our own imagination or a dream we’ve had.  What matters most is that it’s a story that must be told and you believe you know how to tell it in a way that it affects the lives of the people who experience it in a live performance. The purpose of this workshop is to share the structures and strategies of creating a dramatic text that connects successfully the story to the audience.  Some experience in writing and an understanding of how theatre works are helpful, but not required.

Instructor: Paul Edwards.

$115/students.

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New Ways to Write Plays

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. March 22 – April 12.

This advanced workshop in playwriting will examine three relevant areas for anyone serious about writing for the stage.  The first has to do with variety of options open to a playwright in terms of creating a dramatic text, including sole authorship, collaboration, devised theatre, and adaptations from other sources, among others. The second area will deal with writing in an increasingly global, diverse environment while still keeping in mind that all plays are “local.”  Finally, we will discuss recent research and developments  in neurological studies and the actors that are essential knowledge for anyone creating a dramatic text for performance.

Instructor: Paul Edwards.

Dr. Edwards is a Professor Emeritus in Theatre and Performance Studies with thirty-five years of teaching experience in higher education. He is the author of 11 full-length plays and several shorter dramatic works.  He has written, directed, and acted in over a hundred productions, has conducted workshops and taught courses in a variety of areas related to theatre and performance, and has been recognized a number of times as an outstanding educator.

$115/students.

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