DGI SPRING 2019: Writing Workshop: Crafting Character

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The Mary Rodgers Room

1501 Broadway

Suite 710

New York, NY 10036

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Have your plays ever received one or more of these critiques: “I want to know more about your main character; " "I don't understand your protagonist’s objective;” “She’s so passive, what does she want?” or “We need more backstory"? If so, this course is designed to help you avert such criticism and create lucid yet complicated three-dimensional characters, as well as craft authentic, non-expositional dialogue. Through a multitude of in-class and at-home writing exercises that focus on character development, we’ll learn a myriad of tools that help us gain a very thorough and intimate understanding of our characters, and then how to transmit that understanding to audiences through action and dialogue rather than exposition. We’ll examine some of theatre’s great characters – such as Stella DuBois or Alexander Hamilton -- to identify not just what makes them so memorable and compelling, but also to analyze the techniques their authors used to dispense vital information about them. Whether you’re revising a completed draft of a play, at the early stages of beginning a new one, or have a character but no story, the course’s exercises and discussions will apply to you.

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Instructor: Sheri Wilner
Meeting time: Sundays, 1pm - 4pm
Location: The Mary Rodgers Room, 1501 Broadway, 7th floor
Fee: $450 (DG members) $520 (non-members)
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: February 10, 2019
Limit: 12 students

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