Screenwriting For Playwrights (Intensive) (Winter 2020)

03/28/2020 - 03/29/2020




  • $195.00  -  General
  • $145.00  -  New Student


Literacenter 2nd Floor
651 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
United States of America


Sessions: 2 Day Intensive
Session Dates: Mar. 28 & 29
Session Time: Saturday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday - 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Screenwriting For Playwrights 

Mar. 28 & 29
Saturday:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday:  2:00pm - 5:00pm

Instructor: Mary Ruth Clarke

Have a play you feel might work well as a movie?  Or a story idea that you can’t seem to make work as a play?  This weekend workshop offers a boot camp in the nuts and bolts essentials of writing for the visual medium of film.  We will deep dive into how to think and write visually, with less emphasis on pushing the story forward through dialog and more through action.  We’ll focus on the importance of genre, and how to unearth that great hook that causes a producer to shout, “That’s a movie!”  There will be ample time allotted for in-class writing assignments, as well as time to read and discuss participant’s ideas, scenes, and stories.  Participants will learn proper screenwriting formatting, and should come to the first session with a play that they want to adapt or an idea they want to cinematically bring to life.

Sessions/Weekday 2 Day Intensive
Session Dates

Mar. 28 & 29


Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm