The Playwright's Craft (Advanced) (Summer 2020)

07/22/2020 - 09/02/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Wednesdays
Session Dates: Jul 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 02
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time
Discount Codes may not be applied to The Playwright's Craft (Summer 2020).
Membership discounts are still applicable.


The Playwright's Craft (Advanced) (Summer 2020)

Jul 22 - Sep 02
6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Emilio Williams

This class is designed for playwrights who have completed, at least, one draft of a full-length play. The class will deal with how to overcome the obstacles to develop a sustainable writing practice. We will discuss how the text can be improved through the use of theatrical devices such as props, sound, lighting, costumes, and scenic design. We will focus on the craft of structure, on developing three-dimensional characters and excellent dialogue. We will also learn how to self-edit our final drafts. The course will include the opportunity to workshop original material in class.


Emilio Williams is an award-winning writer and educator. His critically-acclaimed plays have been produced in Argentina, Estonia, France, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. He has been a visiting artist at the University of Portland, Georgia State University, Mary Washington University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists where he is also a faculty member. In the fall of 2020 he will teach at Columbia College, Dominican University and Georgia State University.

Discount Codes may not be applied to The Playwright's Craft. Membership discounts are still applicable.

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to set up a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Wednesdays
Session Dates

Jul 22, 29
Aug 05, 12, 19, 26

Sep 02

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time