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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Comedy Writing

A solid grasp of the mechanics of comedy writing for the stage is a powerful tool in the hand of any playwright. While comedy is a main element of an over-the-top farce or a burning satire, it is just as essential to delicately lace comic elements into the most serious drama.

Instructor: Kate Moira Ryan (Writer (with Judy Gold), The Judy Show at DR2 Theatre)
Thursdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Starts March 1

This class might be for you if you are:
  • A playwright in any stage of your career interested in the comedic form. 
  • Looking to infuse your playwriting of any genre with smart, well-structured comedic elements.

In this class you will:
  • Study the specialized set of rules for comedy, which are vastly different from the dramatic form. 
  • Complete writing assignments and workshops focused on these unique rules to develop your comedic work over ten weeks. 
  • Shape your ideas, structure your plot, develop believable characters, and write witty dialogue. 
By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a solid understanding of the principles of comedy and how to weave them into any script.


Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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