Playwriting

Notes on a Workshop – Watching Students write.

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I taught two playwriting workshops earlier this week. One was for beginners where we explored Character and Conflict….

And then an advanced workshop where we explored the tools a Playwright needs at their disposal whatever the play, whatever the genre, whatever the draft.

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One of my favourite things is watching student writers. Sometimes they can’t wait for me to stop talking so they can dive into another world. Sometimes they get frustrated when I ask them to hold or stop. They would write forever if they could.

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The beginners are really reluctant to share. It’s still too fragile, this writing thing. Even though I stress that plays are meant to be seen and heard. The advanced writers volunteer to read aloud before I can even ask. They’re proud of their work. And I’m proud of them.

Thanks for the great day Atlantic High School!

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Lindsay Price