Introductory Playwriting

This is a workshop in the fundamentals of writing plays. Emphasis will be on solving problems of structure, dramatic action, and character. Attention will also be given to innerlife, language, atmosphere on stage, creating living dialogue, and examining the sources to be used in writing, etc.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Three or four exercises to be completed outside of class and read in class; one exercise to be rehearsed outside of class and staged for the class. A one-act play as a final project. This course will meet during reading period.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED. To inquire about enrolling in THR 205, please contact Nathan Davis (




Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.


Nathan Davis