Instructor: Matthew Freeman
When: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 (staged readings of the work)
Time: Mondays 6:00PM-9:00PM
Matthew Freeman is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and current resident playwright at New Dramatists. His plays have been produced at venues through NYC including The Brick Theater, St. Mark's Church, HERE, House of Yes, and Dixon Place. Plays include The Hollow, That Which Isn’t, The Language, When is a Clock, The Listeners, and Why We Left Brooklyn. His audio work has been a part of the HearNow Festival in Kansas City and Atlanta Fringe Radio. His plays and monologues have been published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts and Applause. Freeman is a graduate of Emerson College.
This eight week class will explore the elements of writing for stage. Weekly writing assignments will help students develop their voice, and classroom conversation will focus on literacy with the form, play structure, a writer's relationship with inspiration, how to write for actors, and more. Students will leave the class with a new completed one-act play.