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THEA 587 Playwriting II

From the well-made play to theater with a social conscience, this course uses a workshop approach to further explore and challenge the playwright's "voice" through a professional process of discussion, analysis, work with a director and rewriting. Students may explore a variety of subjects and styles or expand upon projects in progress. This class may be taken as an independent study with instructor's consent.


2-4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Construct a scriptural argument expressed in spectacle, sound, movement and metaphor, which supports the playwright's vision in a theme expressive of the human condition.
  • Understand the unique possibilities as well as the limits of writing for the live stage.
  • Learn the process of effectively working with a dramaturg.