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Intro to Playwriting
WHEN: Wednesdays, May 30th - July 11th*
*PLEASE NOTE: Class will NOT meet on July 4th.
COST: the fee for six classes is $240.
- Have you ever thought you had a great idea for play?
- Have you read books on playwriting, but still never started that script?
- Do you overhear conversations that you just KNOW would make for a funny or dramatic scene?
Playwriting is the most dynamic and exciting expression of the writer's heart and mind. Blending thought and emotion through language and spectacle, the stage has a power to move like no other form. But the theatre also has unique challenges.
This six week course is open to writers of all genres and the focus will be on completing either a short play or a complete scene for the stage. Participants will also be encouraged to outline full-length play ideas. Along the way we will also talk about language, setting, time, themes, character, plotting and structure. This is a hands-on workshop class and you will have assignments and receive feedback.
Taught by Art Hennessey
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Art Hennessey is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, and the founder of Essayons Theatre Company. His play I GO SOLO was nominated for Best New Play of 2003 by the Independent Reviewers of New England. He was nominated for the same honor again in 2005 as part of a team of writers who created EUROPHOCHYLUS, MASSACHUSETTS. Art has also been a Finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville's National Ten Minute Play competition for his plays TRUMPETER, STAGEY READING and BAG OF BONES. TRUMPETER also won Best Play as part of the Arlington Friends of the Drama Short Takes Festival in 2004. Art has taught playwriting at the Boston Center for Adult Education. He is also a founder of Albion Park Productions. Its first project, THE OBLIQUE SECTOR, had its world premiere at the Nantucket Film Festival last June. Thus far, it has played at the Pawtucket Film Festival, Atlanta Underground Festival, Houston Comedy Festival and the Red Rock Film Festival. Art co-wrote the script and served as a producer. For more info and a trailer, please check out www.obliquesector.com. Art also runs a popular theatre blog: The Mirror up to Nature. For his acting resume, please go to: www.arthennessey.com. For more information and to register, please go to www.bostonactingclasses.com.