Playwriting with David Williams
SCCT is Proud to be Hosting a
Beginning Playwriting Class
with David Williams
SCCT is happy to be hosting weekly Beginning Playwriting Class with local playwright David Williams this Fall!
This class is open to ALL, regardless of prior playwriting experience.
Weekly Classes on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm, March 19th – April 30th.
With a final reading on May 11th at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe!
The class will meet at State College Municipal Building,
$100/Non-SCCT Members for the 7-week course.
$90/SCCT Members for the 7-week course.
State College Community Theatre
210 W. Hamilton Ave. #116
State College, PA 16801
Questions can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
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 fourth 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 at Webster’s Bookstore Café 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 below to register
Any questions? Feel free to contact instructor David L. Williams at email@example.com.