Online Workshop: Intro to Horror Playwriting

taught by former Jerome Fellow Courtney Meaker
Saturday Oct. 31 & Saturday Nov. 7, 1:00pm - 5:00pm CT
Online via Zoom
$75 for Members, $100 for Non-Members (only 14 slots available)

Class Type: The Play, Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

Join us for a special 8-hour class over two sessions:

October 31, 2020: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (CT)

November 7, 2020: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (CT)

Where: Online via Zoom, check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Presentation, discussion, and exercises.

Participants must register to join this class, Sign Up at the bottom of the page. 

“But when you hear an audience scream as one, night after night, and sometimes see them shaking in the street afterwards, you realize that horror on stage is something very special indeed and something that cinema cannot get close to.”— Andy Nyman

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND (Only 14 slots available)

Just in time for Halloween, this workshop with former Jerome Fellow Courtney Meaker discusses different theories of horror: the specter of Other, Final Girl, Monster Theory, etc. Learn how to effectively implement for the stage the story that interests you. How do we take our own anxieties and fears and make them into something that's deeply interesting to watch and also scary? Other topics of conversation will include moving away from the jump-scare of movies, the importance of sound and light, propulsive storytelling, and how to write these elements into your draft. 

This is the Seminar for you if:

  • You've always wanted to write a scary play
  • You love the horror genre
  • You want to know the difference between horror for stage and for screen

PostScript: A couple years ago, Courtney wrote a show that included lines and stage directions about only female-identified characters. The one-person show triggered a national conversation about the depiction of female characters onstage. 

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