John Abbott College
Playwriting I - for 50+ 
Cost 195.00$
Available places YES
Duration 18 hours

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Playwriting I - for 50+
From Sep 24th to Oct 29th, 2019
Tuesday 19:00 to 22:00, room HO-103
Section number 00001

ACTion: Dramatic Arts Program for 50+

Have you ever wanted to take an acting course or try your hand at playwriting but have been too busy with work and family? Join us for ACTion, a new and innovative program in Dramatic Arts designed for the 50+ group. The objective is to encourage older adults to discover their potential creativity through practice.

Whether you are working or retired, are a complete beginner or have already developed some skills in the Dramatic Arts, this program will offer you and your peers a relaxed environment where you will learn new skills to enable you to create theatre in novel and exciting ways and feel totally at ease.

Adults in the 50+ age range are encouraged to discover their creative voices in bringing to light important issues in their communities through dramatic study and production and where your life experiences will inform your practice in this program.

Initially, participants in the program can choose to focus on playwriting, acting, or both. We will eventually add new courses in directing, scene analysis, playing Shakespeare and more.

Playwriting I
Theatre, for the most part, is about telling stories. This course will introduce you to the mechanics of playwriting that will allow you to turn your personal experiences or creative ideas into plays for the stage. You will learn, not only how plays are structured, but how we create and we breathe life into characters through action and dialogue. You will develop your dramatic imagination as well as your unique voice as a writer. This will be achieved via in-class writing exercises, discussion, video presentations of short dramatic scenes, assigned readings etc. Participants will also be required to read an assigned play that we will analyze in class.