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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

THST 440 New Play Workshop

3 credits 45.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

This course hosts professional playwrights who have new plays currently in development in order to establish and advance the new script development skills of directors, playwrights, and managers. Students, along with their professor, develop a plan to optimally develop and workshop the visiting professional’s scripts and then act upon their plan. Students then give the professional playwright(s) feedback about both their work and the process of their workshop/development. In this course, students learn how to workshop as a director, playwright/dramaturg, and manager. Students interface with mid-career professional playwrights. It is a studio class that cultivates and explores the collaborative relationships among playwrights, directors, actors, managers, and dramaturgs. New scripts are developed through innovative workshops, exercises, and staging. Important questions are asked about what each new script needs in order for it to reach its full artistic potential.

Prerequisites THEA*152

Priority enrollment to Theater Management and Production majors. Open to Majors in School of Theatre Arts Only
This course is not repeatable for credit.