Playwriting II: Intermediate Playwriting

A continuation of work begun in Introductory Playwriting, in this class, students will complete either one full-length play or two long one-acts (40-60 pages) to the end of gaining a firmer understanding of characterization, dialogue, structure, and the playwriting process. In addition to questions of craft, an emphasis will be placed on the formation of healthy creative habits and the sharpening of critical and analytical skills through reading and responding to work of both fellow students and contemporary playwrights of note.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading and writing assignments are determined during the semester. Students are expected to read 50 to 100 pages per week of assigned reading.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
THR 205 and Program Director’s permission. Please contact Professor Jane Cox ( for more information.

Other information:
A workshop devoted to ways of writing plays with the goal of producing the draft of a full length play by the end of the semester.




Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm


Lauren Yee