Intermediate Playwriting (Fall 2020)

10/21/2020 - 12/02/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Wednesdays
Session Dates: Oct 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 2
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time


Intermediate Playwriting (Fall 2020)

Oct 21 - Dec 2
6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Sue Pak

This course is designed to develop the writer's individual theatrical style through writing a One-Act play.  Through the practice of writing and investigating plays, students will (1) learn the fundamentals of play construction and theory, (2) explore the elements of dramatic tension, and (3) analyze a variety of plays, performances and exercises to develop a work that best expresses their authentic voice. 
Prerequisite - Playwriting Fundamentals, or permission of the Instructor.

Susan is a Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright who has taught playwriting, screenwriting, television writing and webseries writing for a decade at Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan, and Northwestern University in Qatar.  
Susan received an MFA in writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University; she received both a BA in English and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Susan's work centers on the myriad ways in which Asian Americans, and in particular Korean American women, resist the seduction of protection through assimilation. Her works have been produced in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and include: Election at the Goodman Theater, The Fixer at the Steppenwolf Theater, Marabar at Chicago Dramatists, Ghost Girl at the Workshop Theater, T.A.B. at New York’s Downtown Urban Theater Festival, and the Manhattan Repertory Theater Festival; Haters at New York’s Midtown International Theater Festival; Baby Shower at New York’s Network One Act Festival; Incredible Invisible at Chicago’s Bailiwick Director’s Fest; Ladies’ Man at Chicago Dramatists; and The Writers at Theater Unleashed in Los Angeles.


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

Oct 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 2

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time
Notes Prerequisite - Playwriting Fundamentals, or permission of the Instructor.