A playwriting workshop with the title 'Point, Kick, and Arc! Writing the Ten-Minute Play' will be offered on Wednesday October 17th, 2018, by David Crespy (Professor; University of Missouri, U.S.; Fulbright Scholar).
This workshop is going to take place at Room 112 (Old Philosophy Building, AUTh) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click here.
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (email@example.com)
For students who have never written a play, this is the perfect workshop to learn how to write for the stage. The ten-minute play is a popular form where you will learn the six traditional dramatic techniques first espoused by Aristotle: Plot, Character, Thought, Dialogue, Spectacle, and Song. We will focus on writing a short conflict play that uses a character’s behavior as much as language to engage an audience, and hold them tight in your grasp.
David Crespy is professor of playwriting, acting, dramatic literature at the University of Missouri, founded MU's Writing for Performance program and serves its co-director. He is the founding Artistic Director of MU's Missouri Playwrights Workshop, and the president of the Edward Albee Society. David worked closely with Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee for over twenty years as a scholar. David’s plays have been developed and produced at theatres across the US including the Cherry Lane Theatre, River Union Stage, NJ Dramatists, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Primary Stages, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Playwrights Center, HB Playwrights Foundation, Austin Melodrama, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Stages St. Louis, First Run Theatre (St. Louis), and Creative Theatre Unlimited. His articles have appeared in Theatre History Studies, New England Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Dramatist, Slavic and East European Performance and www.glbtq.com. His books include The Off-Off Broadway Explosion, with a foreword by Edward Albee (Backstage Books, 2003); Richard Barr: The Playwrights’ Producer, with a foreword and afterword by Edward Albee (SIU Press, March 2013). His most recent book project is Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems, which he is editing, with afterword by Marshall Mason. His current writing projects include a stage play The Sad Girl, a play which explores soothsaying and serial murder, and Wretched Grace, an original screenplay locating Celtic myths within the contemporary text of alien abduction.