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.

Structure in Playwriting

This workshop focuses on organizational principles at work in structuring a stage play. During the course of our meetings we will take a close look at A Streetcar Named Desire and other examples and apply what we learn to works in progress. Time permitting we will include musicals in our discussions as well. If you are grappling with structure in your work, or you are simply interested in how structure works in crafting a play, you will have the opportunity to explore the structures of works in progress or a story you have in mind by applying principles we discuss through blurb-writing, summaries and outlines.