This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays for television shows. Paramount in this effort, we will focus on an approach which is necessary in all dramatic writing — the importance of conflict. How we define, pinpoint and create interesting, unusual characters. How structure is the backbone of a dramatic piece, and how narrative drive and the understanding of the elements of the construction of a story are critical to any piece of dramatic writing. The individual requirements of each discipline will be addressed, as well as the specific look and formatting of each form of dramatic writing. The instructor will arrange for individual, one-on-one sessions with each student above and beyond classroom instruction. All levels of writers are welcome!
This class will meet on Friday, September 16 and take place on six consecutive Fridays. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Zoom login information will be included in the email confirming class registration, as well as the day before the session starts. Please check your spam filter for this email or write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
William Bigelow is an American screenwriter, television writer and playwright. He has written for numerous television shows, among them Murder, She Wrote, The Commish, Silk Stalkings, Pacific Blue, Sliders, and most recently GRIMM on NBC. His play Leap Year, was performed at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, earning him a prestigious Edgerton Award for Best New American Plays of 2013. He has recently moved to Westchester County where he hopes to help inspire and develop the next generation of dramatic writers.