Word Makes World: Writing for Theater and Performance
This is a six-week introductory class for anyone interested in writing plays or text for performance.
Each play is a blueprint for an event and posits a world. The playwright writes language to be swallowed, absorbed by bodies and released back into space on breath, the new world enacted. In this class, we will explore the potential of text as nutrition for the transformative theatrical encounter. We will read plays by writers who have pushed the form, do in class exercises and weekly assignments, and read and respond to each other’s work with the goal of engaging in a wide variety of techniques one can to use to approach playwriting from any direction.
Dates: Mondays, 6:30-9pm from July 8-August 12
Location: Ada Books, 717 Westminster St. Providence
What Presses Most
This is a class for students who are ready to be braver in their writing practice and presentation. Writers will challenge themselves on two fronts: by writing in ways or under circumstances that are strange but important to them, and by exploring ways to arrange meetings between their work and the world. Plan for in-class writing, mini field trips, and the design and making of three chapbooks in six weeks. Writers in any genre are welcome; we will be reading and writing mainly short-form pieces.