Whether you are just embarking on writing a play of any length, or you have completed a draft and are ready to revise, a basic understanding of story principles and structure can be a beacon of light to help you find your way. In this workshop we will consider what questions to ask and when the optimal time is to ask those questions at the various stages of your process of crafting a story. Each week’s topic will be guided by writing generated by the workshop. In addition we will read two or three published plays in an attempt to understand what questions the writers had to answer and what problems they had to solve to tell their stories. Participants can expect each week to consist of a brief presentation on story and structure centered around material generated by the workshop, followed by discussions that will include the topics being considered, the writing and the published plays. By the end of eight weeks each participant will have developed a better understanding of how to find the right questions that can lead to structuring a clear, concise, and elegant story.
LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.