How to Write a Musical

Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, the Tony Award-winning writers of Urinetown The Musical, will lead a workshop in which students work in teams to write original 10-minute musicals. No experience necessary but each student will try their hand at writing book and lyrics and composing music and performing in the ten-minute musicals. We will study several points of craft including story structure, shaping material for an original musical, song structure, and the art of collaboration. Students will refine their understanding of these points throughout the practical work of writing the book, lyrics, and music of an original 10-minute musical.

Princeton Atelier students collaborate with composer Stew and Princeton Professor Paul Muldoon to stage a platform performance of a new rock musical, Athens, Georgia.




Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM