Workshop with actors
Actors read and discuss plays by students in a workshop at The Writer's Center. Pictured from left: Raven Bonniwell, Chris Herring, David Zimmerman and Amy McWilliams.

Playwriting: Advanced

This workshop, geared towards serious writers who have taken at least one intermediate playwriting workshop and/or completed a draft of a ten-minute, one-act or full length play, focuses on revision strategies while considering the broader implications of style, structure and intent. We will explore the roles of exercises, analysis, feedback, and readings in the revision process, and discuss work generated by workshop participants as well as published work. In addition, local professional actors will join us at selected meetings to read material generated in the workshop that will inform some of our revisions. Participants can expect to engage in a lot of writing and reading, acquiring along the way improved revision skills, a better understanding of revision as a process common today in new play development, marketing strategies and last but not least: new and improved drafts for submission to theaters.