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Experimental Playwriting

ENGL 3606.401
MW 12pm-1:30pm

In this course, students will write for theater and performance. Writers in the class will take cues from myriad experimental playwrights and performance artists who have challenged conventional ideas of what a script should look and sound like. Students will be asked to challenge how narrative is constructed, how characters are built, and what a setting can be. This class will push beyond the formal structures of the well-made play script and address how writers explore and reinvent form and language as a means for radical change in the field of performance. Some playwrights we will read include Gertrude Stein, Suzan-Lori Parks, Maria Irene Fornes, Robert O’Hara, Bryna Turner, Amina Henry, Kristen Kosmas, and Toshiki Okada. This class is ideal for playwrights, performers, screenwriters, and writers of experimental fiction. Cross-listed with Theatre Arts

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
  • Creative Writing Workshop Course Minor (AECW)
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