UPCOMING ONLINE CLASSES
FOUR AND EIGHT WEEK SESSIONS STARTING IN JUNE.
DO YOU HAVE A PLAY IN A DRAWER AND WANT TO SEND IT OUT? I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO -
• Polish your play for submission
• Identify theaters which take unsolicited work
• Write a cover letter and synopsis for your play
So whether you have a ten minute, one-act, or full-length- it's time to get the play out of the draw and ready to submit.
This is a perfect class for beginner and intermediate writers. It will be taught online using google hangouts and Google drive, run for four weeks and cost $250. FLEXIBLE TIMES Email - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Classes starting mid-July. Space is extremely limited
WRITING WORKSHOP DESIGNED FOR ADVANCED WRITERS WHO HAVE WRITTEN A PLAY BEFORE AND WHO HAVE EITHER HAD A PRODUCTION OR A READING AT A PROFESSIONAL THEATER. SPOTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED AND AVAILABLE ON AN ONGOING BASIS.
WHEN - TUESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-9:30 COST $400 REGISTER BELOW - CLOSED/FULL
WRITING WORKSHOP DESIGNED FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS/ INTERMEDIATE WRITERS WHO HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST ONE PLAYWRITING CLASS BEFORE.. SPOTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED AND AVAILABLE ON AN ONGOING BASIS.
WHEN - MONDAY MORNINGS 9-11:30 AM COST $400 REGISTER BELOW - CLOSED/FULL
How does an online classroom work?
The classes are taught online using google hangout and scripts are uploaded onto google drive. Although it may seem a bit complicated, it's very easy to use and you can take the class anywhere. The class operates using a writers' workshop format. Each writer uploads 7-10 pages of what they've worked on each week (you can bring in a new play, old play or an outline). It's then read aloud by your fellow classmates - you will see everyone online. I give notes and then your fellow classmates ask constructive questions about the work using the Liz Lehrman critical response method.
How much are classes, how often do they meet and how long are they?
Classes meet once a week. They are taught in over the course of either 4 weeks or 8 weeks. The four week class is $250 and the eight week class is $400. The class times vary depending on the amount of students. A class of four students will be two hours, six to eight will be three hours.
When are the classes held?
Classes are held during the day and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at night. The Tuesday night class has been meeting together for the last four years and is only open to advanced playwrights. Monday mornings are reserved for students who have taken at least one playwriting class.
Class times are flexible. Daytimes are ideal for older students. I have taught many retired people who want to try their hand at writing for the stage.
Can an absolute beginner take a playwriting class?
Yes, I recommend that your first class be one of the four week classes.
What if I hate it? Can I get my money back?
If you hate the class or feel it isn't right for you, you can get your money back minus the classes you have taken. However, after class three, no refunds will be given.
What if I miss a class? Can I get my money back for individually missed classes?
Unfortunately because I teach a number of students, I cannot give refunds for missed classes. On average, students do miss an average of one or two classes (per session).
What do I do with my play after I finished it? Can you get my play read?
I do not arrange readings of play, however, I can help you craft a submission letter, a brief synopsis and pinpoint which theaters will accept your script for a possible reading/production.
Kate Moira Ryan has an MFA from Columbia University in Theatre Arts, and she is currently in the process of getting her teaching certification in Theatre from the New York State Department of Higher Education. For the past twenty years, she has taught and dramaturged for Young Playwrights International in New York City where she have also served on their artistic advisory board. Many of the young playwrights that she has personally chosen and nurtured have gone on to careers in the theater. In addition, she has also taught at New York Theatre Workshop, the Einhorn School of the Arts, the University of Cincinnati, and she has guest lectured at New York University, the University of Maryland, Dartmouth, as well as many other schools and colleges.
Kate also teaches groups privately online on an ongoing basis. Classes run 8 weeks and fees are sliding scale. If you would like to be informed about upcoming classes, please send your email on the contact page.