Playwriting with David Williams

SCCT is Proud to be Hosting
Beginning Playwriting Class
with David Williams

SCCT is happy to be hosting weekly Beginning Playwriting Class with local playwright David Williams this Fall!

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This class is available to anyone regardless of prior playwriting experience!


Weekly Classes on Wednesdays from 6-8pm, September 15th – October 27th.
With a final reading on November 13th at 6pm!


The class will meet at the community room (near the Planet Fitness entrance) in Nittany Mall, 2633 E. College Ave, State College, PA.


$100/Non-SCCT Members for the 7-week course.

$90/SCCT Members for the 7-week course.

Registration is now open HERE!

State College Community Theatre
210 W. Hamilton Ave. #116
State College, PA 16801

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Frequently Asked Questions

(about Beginning Playwriting, occurring every Spring)

You’ve seen plays, you’ve maybe even acted in them, but have you ever wondered what it takes to write a play?  The Beginning Playwriting course presented by SCCT, now in its sixth year, will teach you how.

Do I need to have any writing experience or training?

No, you just need a desire to learn.  The class has had students of all ages and backgrounds, most of which have never written a word for the stage before.    You don’t even need to walk into class with an idea (we’ll work on that together, using writing prompts), and at the end of the seven week course, you’ll have a finished short play.

What’s the structure of the class?

The first half of the course involves lectures and in-class writing exercises about character, dialogue, plot, and the mechanics of what makes writing for the stage different than writing for any other media.  In that time, you’ll be working on what your play will be about and who the characters in your play will be.  The second half of the course is mainly devoted to the students bringing in pages of the plays they have decided to write and talking about them and getting feedback from the instructor and the other students.

Is there a performance of these plays?

This is theatre, of course there’s a performance!  The class ends with what many students consider a highlight of the session: a staged reading of the plays you’ve written.  Invite family and friends to hear your work read by actors and see your plays brought to life.

So should I sign up now?

Absolutely you should.  Past students have called the class “tremendous fun,” one they would “absolutely recommend to others” and “a great opportunity for anyone who loves theatre and wants to learn the basics of the artform.”  Previous sessions have sold out, so click HERE to register

Any questions?  Feel free to contact instructor David L. Williams at