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81 Playwriting Exercises

81 Playwriting Exercises

by Lindsay Price

81 exercises that can be used to get students in the habit of writing on a regular basis.

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This resource provides 81 exercises that can be used to get students in the habit of writing on a regular basis.

Use these exercises:

  • As a daily warm-up during a playwriting unit
  • To keep students writing if they’re stuck in the middle of a specific writing project
  • To allow students to practice the craft of writing monologues and scenes
  • When you can’t be there for an emergency lesson plan
  • If your classroom environment changes (e.g. distance learning)

Playwriting is possible for every student when you start with small, achievable, exercises. Get writing!

Lindsay Price
Lindsay Price is the Vice President of Theatrefolk Inc. and the co-creator of the Drama Teacher Academy. She has been involved with theatre education for over 25 years as a playwright, adjudicator, workshop instructor, resource writer, curriculum supervisor, professional development creator and keynote speaker. Her plays have been performed in schools all over the world with over 1000 productions a year.

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