The Top Ten Playwriting Exercises Course not only gives you ten great exercises to ease your students into the playwriting waters, it's also going to give you the confidence to teach playwriting to your students.

Each exercise comes with instruction, why the exercise is important, how to assess the exercise and something specific for you to try.

Many of the modules include assignments and rubrics so you will be fully prepared to comprehend, apply and teach every these exercises.

Course Summary

Standards Addressed

11 Modules
3 hours, 1 minutes
6 Credit Hours

playwriting

Course Outline

Module 0: Introduction 11:17
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Module 1: Automatic Writing 15:00
FREE PREVIEW
Module 2: Observation 23:56
Module 3: Point of View 12:20
Module 4: Prompts 21:31
Module 5: Character and Conflict 29:10
Module 6: Monologue 15:34
Module 7: Dialogue 18:05
Module 8: Analyzing the Monologue 8:40
Module 9: Analyzing the Scene 9:44
Module 10: Questions 16:03

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Standards Addressed

National Core Arts Standards


TH:Cn10.1: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Cn10.1.HSII.a - Choose and interpret a drama/theatre work to reflect or question personal beliefs.

TH:Cn10.1: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art - Grade HS Proficient

TH:Cn10.1.HSI.a - Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn10.1: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art - Grade 8

TH:Cn10.1.8.a - Examine a community issue through multiple perspectives in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cn10.1: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art - Grade 7

TH:Cn10.1.7.a - Incorporate multiple perspectives and diverse community ideas in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation - Grade 8

TH:Cr3.1.8.a - Use repetition and analysis in order to revise devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation - Grade 6

TH:Cr3.1.6.a - Articulate and examine choices to refine a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

California VAPA Standards (2001)


California VAPA Standards (2019)


Acc.TH:Cn10 Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Acc.TH:Cn10 - Choose and interpret a drama/theatre work to reflect or question personal beliefs.

Prof.TH:Cn10 Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Prof.TH:Cn10 - Investigate how cultural contexts, community ideas, and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.

8.TH:Cn10 Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

8.TH:Cn10 - Examine a community issue through multiple perspectives in a drama/theatre work.

7.TH:Cn10 Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

7.TH:Cn10 - Incorporate multiple perspectives and diverse community ideas in a drama/theatre work.

Georgia Performance Standards 2010 - Theatre Arts


Grade 8

TAMS8.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Investigates the experiences and ideas present in all forms of presentational media
b. Analyzes the elements of drama present in theatrical experiences
c. Identifies and articulates dramatic structure used in various forms of theatre
d. Interprets meaning within various forms of theatrical experiences
e. Connects dramatic literature and theatre presentations to the human experience
f. Compares and contrasts various forms of theatre and other media

TAMS8.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Classifies different techniques of storytelling
b. Utilizes improvisation techniques to generate script ideas
c. Develops scripts by adapting appropriate ideas from personal experiences, literature and/or other forms of print media
d. Identifies and articulates the elements and structure of drama in the scriptwriting process
e. Incorporates the steps of the writing process into script writing process

TAMS8.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Applies advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical information
b. Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production
c. Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information
d. Examines how culture is defined through theatre and other media

TAMS8.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences, to create theatre
a. Analyzes and explains common themes, content, and structure among theatre and other disciplines
b. Compares theatre and media presentations to human experiences
c. Incorporates multi-disciplinary aspects into theatre productions
d. Uses recurring cultural motifs and social themes as a basis for theatre presentations

Georgia Performance Standards 2017 - Theatre Arts


Alberta, Canada


Ontario, Canada