Playwriting I


Turn your ideas into works for the stage

This class gives practical instruction on the basics of playwriting including plot structure, dialogue and character. Although the focus will be on theatre, this course is useful to writers in all disciplines: fiction, poetry, screen writing. The class includes instruction, one-on-one feedback, as well as a public reading with actors.

No experience is required - all are welcome.

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Workshop Description


  • Introduction to basic skills a playwright uses to "begin", skills which are then transferable to any style of writing: form, structure, arc, stasis, etc.

  • Developing and applying concrete strategies to begin working, thus enabling students to move forward in future courses

  • How to source an idea and build on it using a small project

  • Discover and explore your "voice" and ideas using basic skills and small projects  

  • Develop respect for the craft and artistic rigour 



    Date : Sundays, February 3 to May 5, 10am to 1pm 

    Lenght: 10 week, 3h/week

    Language : English 

    Type of workshop : weekend classes 

    Venue : National Theatre School, St-Denis Campus 

    PRICE : $300 + tax



    Laurie-Anne Bergeron 
    Arts engagement Coordinator  
    514-842-7954, extension 132 

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