"Writing for Stage and Screen"

with

Barry Martin

About the Instructor: 

Barry Martin wrote his first play for the stage in 7 th grade and in years to follow has
been writing, producing, directing and performing on stage and on the air. He has
written more than a dozen short plays, one-acts, and full-length plays. Three of his
short plays have been chosen for production through blind submission processes.
He wrote the book for an original musical, “I Wanna Be Bad” and a full length
farce “The Tasting Room.” Both shows were hits for Lucky Penny Productions,
the Napa-based theatre company he co-founded in 2009.

Tuesdays

March 16 - May 2

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Via Zoom

$160

This 8-week online class via Zoom provides you the time and feedback to learn and develop fundamentals of playwriting. Each weekly session is 90 minutes and  each student will develop a “10-minute” play during the course.


SOME OF WHAT WE WILL TALK ABOUT:

What’s the difference between writing a novel or short story and writing a play or screenplay? Is a ten-minute play really a play or is it a scene? What’s the difference between a scene, a sketch, a skit and a play? Are plays written using formulas? Why do some plays get produced and others don’t? (and much more).
SCHEDULE:
Weeks one and two will lay out and discuss basics – things aspiring writers for the stage should know. Weeks 3-7 provide time for each writer to read (or hear read) their work to date and receive feedback from the instructor and classmates. The
final session will feature a reading of all the completed 10 minute plays.

Open to all interested writers regardless of experience. Maximum of 10 writers per
class.

707.266.6305

1758 Industrial Way Suite 208 Napa, CA 94558

luckypennyacademy@gmail.com

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