Online Workshop: Intro to Playwriting

Philip Dawkins
Feb. 6 - Feb. 16
$200 for Members, $250 for Non Members (payment plans are available)

Class Type: The Play Class Level: Beginning or Intermediate

Join us for this 15-hour multi-session online masterclass introducing you to the basics of playwriting. This class, taught this spring by Affiliated Writer Philip Dawkins, will now be offered at the center every year in the Fall and Spring. The spring schedule is below, participants are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions.

February 6, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (CST), February 9, 2019: 1:00pm - 5:30pm (CST)

February 13, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (CST), February 16, 2019: 1:00pm - 5:30pm (CST)

We use Zoom for all of our Onlne Classes, check out this quick video on the process. 

“In truth, theater is also fiction, is also poetry, is also painting, is also dance. [..] All people are artists. All people have stories to tell.” - Paula Vogel

This class is designed for the beginner or intermediate playwright who is willing to set aside their previous notions of writing for the stage and start fresh—from scratch. Great as both a beginner or refresher course to learn, develop, and implement the basic tools for writing quality original narrative stories for the stage. This workshop environment will encourage you to finally get your ideas on the page to produce a first draft.

Important Things to Note:

  • There are a total of four sessions (schedule above)
  • Payment plans are available as needed, please contact H. Adam to discuss
  • This class will be offered online only

PostScript: Check out this quick interview with Philip Dawkins, taken when he his play Burn was playing at Steppenwolf. 

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at

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