Playwriting: Take the First Step

Instructor:  Marjorie Arnett

  • Thursday Morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Class limit 12
  • Materials Required

This workshop will take you step-by-step into the intoxication and fun of writing in play format. Improvisational writing games to inspire creativity will be used to get participants in touch with a more playful part of themselves and to help silence the critical voices in their heads. Become part of a fun, welcoming community formed through building confidence and trust in your voice and your unique personal style. Short created pieces could be the seeds of longer projects you have never dreamed of writing. Some pieces will be based on memories, some on real experiences, and some will engage the imagination.

Class participants will be encouraged to bounce ideas off one another, commiserate about challenges, and be inspired by sharing reading and writing throughout the workshop. There will be an understanding that class participants are new to the playwriting process, and no theater experience or drama experience is required. Class limit 12

Required Materials: Pencil, paper, computer and/or notebook

Marjorie Arnett is a studio artist, a published playwright and poet living in Belfast, Maine. She served as Dean, College of Fine Arts, Indiana University, taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Art in Zagreb, Croatia, was awarded art residencies in Italy and Portugal. Her paintings have been in national and international exhibitions.