Know the basics of writing plays in How to Write Scripts for Theatre, a crash course on writing for the medium. What are the differences between theatre and film? Between plays and novels? How does one come up with a story for a script? How can I make my story feasible for stage performance? How can I create my script so that directors and actors will want to stage it? We’ll cover these and other theatre basics. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools to write your own short play.
Minimum age for this workshop: 8 years oldOnline class duration: 7 days
How to Write Scripts for Theatre is taught by Filipino playwright, Dr. Joem Antonio. A theatre enthusiast who specializes in playwriting, his plays have been staged in various schools and other venues in the Philippines, as well as in Australia and in New Zealand. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. Dr. Antonio also teaches graduate students of the MA Humanities Program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
We conduct our online classes using Google Classroom, Drive, and other Google services, which students may access through a personal Google Account. All coursework (text lectures and writing exercises) are available at the start of class and are meant to be accomplished at the student's own pace within the class duration. The class includes a Q&A with Dr. Joem and an optional call with a personal writing coach. Those who submit all required writing exercises by the deadline will receive a digital certificate. Students aged 8-12 are required to have a parent or guardian to assist going through coursework. More info >>