September 30, 2023 –
Teen Writers Workshop, Grades 9 to 12 - (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Instructor: Joseph Riedel
Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18
*No class 11/11 (Veteran’s Day).
This class is an exploratory workshop for both new and experienced script writers. Bring your ideas to the page! Explore the process of developing a script from thesis statement to final draft: creating a thesis that will get your script boldly started, developing characters, dialogue, conflict, dramatic tension, setting up humor and timing, and providing actors with a clear storyline and path to follow. Laptops or other electronic devices will be used for those who have them available, and scripts will be shared using a classroom drive. (For those without laptops or devices, Curtain Call does have a number of laptops available for student use in the classroom.) Students will also have the opportunity to hear their pieces read in class, and engage in constructive and productive feedback. The final class will culminate in an informal reading of student work for family, friends, and invited guests.