THEA 587

Playwriting II

2-4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Prerequisites

Learning outcomes

General

  • 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.