THEA 006. Playwriting Workshop
Professor Adriano Shaplin
When: Monday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Where: Kohlberg 201
This creative workshop course introduces students to essential elements of dramatic writing. In-class writing exercises and weekly assignments lead to the development of character monologues, scenes, and two original one-act plays. A variety of stylistic approaches and thematic concerns are identified through the reading and discussion of plays by contemporary playwrights. Students will explore their individual creative voice, learning how to translate their vision through character, image, and story for the stage. 1 Credit.
About the Professor
Lizzie Olesker's plays have been developed and presented in NYC at The Public Theater, New Georges at Here, the Cherry Lane Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Intiman Theater & ACT in Seattle, among others. She has collaborated with several experimental theater companies, including the Talking Band, Otrabanda Company, and Paradise Opera. She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Dramatists Guild and the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentored by playwright Tony Kushner). Ms. Olesker received her MFA from New York University, where she also currently teaches playwriting.
This Course is open to all students without audition or prerequisite and it fulfills a general requirement for all future Theater majors and minors.