The Crafting of Drama
|Years of Operation||1985*-2006|
From the CTY Course Catalog (2003):
The essential elements of theater are actors, space, time, and audience. In this course, students explore the challenges of creating a work that is not only to be read but is also to be performed on the stage or screen.
Over the course of the session, students write and revise their own short scripts. At the same time, they also work on short exercises in character, dialogue, action, and revision.
Students examine and discuss published essays, scripts, and plays alongside each other’s drafts. Through class discussion and workshops, students learn to distance their personal tastes from questions of craft and ultimately sharpen their skills as playwrights and literary critics.