The Weekend Theatre is excited to announce the first class in their up and coming Adult Theatre Education Series
Playwriting 101 with Mark Mulkerin!
This class will teach you the basics of playwriting, from creating characters and plots to writing dialogue and getting feedback on your work. You’ll learn how to develop your own unique voice as a playwright and create plays that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.
We’ll spend each class discussing different aspects of playwriting, from the why of playwriting to the revision process. We’ll also do writing exercises, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills.
This class is for anyone who is interested in learning how to write plays. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve already written a few plays, you’ll find something valuable in this class.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
● Understand the basic elements of playwriting, including character, plot, setting, dialogue, and theme
● Write clear and concise dialogue that reveals character and advances the plot
● Create scenes that are well-structured and suspenseful
● Develop your own unique voice as a playwright
● Receive and give constructive feedback on your work
We will meet at The Weekend Theatre from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm each Saturday 9/23-11/18 with a tenth Saturday of Workshop and Sharing on 12/9.
The cost of the class is $100 for all 10 weeks, with scholarships available for those who cannot afford the fee. Class is capped at 10 students.
In addition to earning an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Playwriting from Emerson College, Mark brings to the class years of experience writing, teaching, performing, directing, and engaging new play dramaturgy. Mark studied playwriting and directing at Emerson College where he earned his MFA. Two of his short pieces were recently included in the Actors Theatre of Little Rock’s Micro Play Festival with another piece performed in the Playground Experiment’s 4th Annual Faces of America Monologue Festival. He will work to create a space in which participants can learn the fundamentals of playwriting
while they grow as an artist and develop their art.