A Playwright's Workshop: Advanced|
This advanced intensive course in playwriting emphasizes student work. Students will focus on developing an artistic voice by completing playwriting exercises, listening to feedback, and reading and providing feedback to their peers in workshop sessions. Required for students interested in pursuing a senior thesis in playwriting.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [THEA199 or ENGL199] OR [THEA299 or ENGL299]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings will be assigned as appropriate to the student's writing project.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Open-ended playwriting exercises--designed to facilitate the discovery of dramatic material--will form the bulk of the work. Each student will be expected to have a play written by the end of the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Essential aspects of dramatic writing--plot exposition, pacing, one act vs. full length, and the importance of stage action--will be discussed and technical problems inherent in the dramatic form will be considered. A workshop atmosphere will prevail so that students engage in the kind of collaborative approach to problem solving that all dramatic writing requires.
This will be a weekly three-hour workshop (1:10-4:00).
Admission to this course is at the discretion of the instructor. One course in playwrighting or creative writing strongly recommended.
This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English Major.
Professor Nascimento will not be the instructor for the course, but will be acting on all POI requests on behalf of the instructor. The instructor for the course is Quiara Alegrķa Hudes.
Quiara Alegrķa Hudes wrote the book for the Broadway musical In the Heights. In 2008, In the Heights received the Tony Award for Best Musical and was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Off-Broadway, In the Heights won the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Quiara is the author of Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue--also a Pulitzer Finalist--a drama that has been produced around the country and published in numerous anthologies. Her other plays include Water By the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last, 26 Miles, and Yemaya's Belly, her first play which earned numerous accolades including the Clauder Prize and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting. For more information please visit http://www.quiara.com/quiara.com/Index.html
|Instructor(s): Nascimento,Claudia Tatinge Hudes,Quiara Alegria Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|