*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
Playwriting: What it Takes to Make a Play Out of a Story
The thrust of the course will be to explore the basic building blocks of a theater creation. The goal is to get each of you to begin (or finish) writing a play inspired by a story that you want to tell. (Or you can come with an already written draft of a play to work on.) Each of your plays will get individualized developmental work: you will read aloud to the group; you will talk about the story you want to tell; and we will discuss ways to achieve your goals. Then you'll go home and keep writing. I want you to tell the story you want and find how to make it work in a theater.
Note: This course does not meet Monday, November 20.
Peter Coy has worked as director and playwright, directing 50 productions and writing over 40 plays including: A House in the Country (Charter Theatre, DC - Helen Hayes Award; Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA); Poe and All That Jazz (DC Fringe); A Shadow of Honor (Keegan Theatre, DC); Imaginary Letters: Mozart Remembered (Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival); Gabriel (Virginia Commission for the Arts playwriting grant). He was co-artistic director of the Hamner Theater.
Computer/internet (the ablity to send me, in digital form, what you write)
|B03||Peter Coy||Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4, 11||Mo||10:00-11:30 a.m.||OLLI Conference Room||WL|