Writing Successfully for the Stage
Learning to pace a story effectively, to engage and surprise an audience(and to make them laugh!), are useful skills for your professional development outside the Arts.
Skill transferability, flexible thinking, and expert language abilities are now essential in a diversifying global job market - come and learn essential new skills, and have fun doing it!
You will be set writing exercises over the course of the module, and you will asked to keep a brief creativity journal to note how your ideas progress and how your intuition leads you into productivity. By the end of this module, you will have completed a plan for the structure of a new play. You will have tried out different ways of writing dialogue and found one that suits you you will be invited to share this in a discussion forum with your peers.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
There are no prerequisites but it is recommended that this course is taken after studying Finding your voice as a playwright: scenes, themes and character.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through University of Cambridge, a partner institute of EdX.
8-10 hours per week
- Verified Track -$199
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Specialised knowledge of histories, forms, and traditions of writing for performance as well as the cultural contexts of innovative practitioners and practices within performance; of contemporary critical, analytical, and narrative theories of performance;
- advanced awareness of the relevant market and distribution demands of entertainment industries;
- enhanced understanding of the applications of performance in educational, community, and social contexts;
- dramaturgical and script-editing skills within playwriting;
- developed advanced self-management skills to include working in planned and improvisatory ways, as well as the ability to anticipate and accommodate change, ambiguity, creative risk-taking, uncertainty and unfamiliarity;
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