Dialogue for Writers

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Dialogue is the playwright’s primary tool for conveying a story that ultimately becomes a visual, aural and emotional experience for an audience. But dialogue also features in poetry, screenplays, fiction and even non-fiction. In this workshop, we will explore dialogue through exercises and close readings of various published work, in the context of scene structure, character, exposition and the craft that actors and directors use to bring dialogue to life on the stage and screen. Whether you are just starting out in creative writing, or a writer looking to sharpen your understanding and skills, this workshop will help demystify dialogue and provide an opportunity to apply insights to your own writing, regardless of genre. Weekly meetings will include discussions, exercises and reading selections from work generated by the workshop.

About Richard Washer

Richard Washer, M.F.A., playwright and director, serves as Associate Artistic Director and First Draft Resident Playwright at The Rose Theatre Company. He holds a B.A. (University of Virginia) and an M.F.A. (American University). His produced full-length plays include Missa, Of a Sunday Morning, Monkeyboy (co-written with Keith Bridges and Chris Stezin), The Fetish, Getting It, and Quartet. His musical (music by Mark Haag) Persephone: A Burlesque received a development and workshop reading at First Draft at the Rose Theatre in March, 2018. Most recently, his new play, The Migrant received a reading at First Draft in March 2019. More about him at: www.richardwasher.com.

Teaching style: Richard's goal every workshop is to create a community for writers where everyone involved can explore, develop and stretch their writing skills. This involves not only providing an opportunity to practice writing but to learn how to give and receive feedback in a way that is meaningful to the writer. His hope is that writers find the workshop environment a safe place to learn and explore the craft of writing and that they acquire tools and skills they can apply to the development of their work after the workshop ends.


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