Notes on a Workshop – Watching Students write.


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.

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.

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