In this 6-8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of playwriting including the key concepts of characterization, setting, conflict, dialogue, and dramatic action. Each session will include a mini-lesson, a review and discussion of sample dramatic scenes, an in-class freewriting exercise, and an opportunity to share. The lessons are designed to be creatively generative, heart-centered, and community based. This is an opportunity for students to express themselves through the written word with imagination and play. For schools that wish for 8 weeks, we will work on the revision of our work and culminate with a community reading of our scenes with professional actors. This course may be tailored toward any age group.
Alison Minami is a NY State Certified English Language Arts teacher and a current college writing instructor. She holds a Masters in Teaching and a Master’s in Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts and has over two decades of experience in the classroom at all levels. She is also a playwright and actress, and her work has been recognized in reputable playwriting contests nationwide.

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Cost: $275 per classroom visit regardless of the length of session time, 50 minute to 90 minute

Age: Grades 3rd and up

Capacity: 30 students

Teaching Artist: Alison Minami

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