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.