Teenagers: do you want to write the next Netflix™ or YouTube™ series hit? Maybe you fancy yourself a theatrical playwright. Well, it can all start here at our Creative Writing for Stage & Screen class, presented by our theater program Acting For Young People. Grab your pencil and story ideas, and let’s get creative!
For new and experienced teen writers alike, this class explores the strategies and techniques used by professionals to create stories and scripts for television, film, theater, video games, and beyond. Through a variety of writing exercises and workshops, students will take an in-depth look at the fundamentals of writing: dramatic structure, character development, and engaging dialogue.
The Spring class session will be on Tuesday evenings, starting February 12th. Over a period of 8 weeks, students will bring written scenes to share in class. “Sharing is the most important part of this class,” commented co-teacher Zachary Wilcox. “We maintain a safe space where writers can work together and bounce ideas off each other.”
“Don’t have an idea? Don’t worry about it!” exclaimed co-teacher Andrew Reid. “The beginning of this class is all about figuring out what you want to write and how you want to write it.”
Former students have started and completed multiple original short scripts each session. Some of those scripts were even featured in the Acting For Young People 2018 Student Playwright Festival. Any student from this class would be eligible to submit their script to this year’s festival as well.
We encourage you to sign up for our Creative Writing for Stage & Screen class write now!