Intermediate Playwriting (Spring 2021)

05/20/2021 - 06/01/2021




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Thursdays
Session Dates: May 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time


Intermediate Playwriting (Spring 2021)

May 20 - Jul. 1
6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Sue Pak

Take the next step in your artistic journey with Intermediate Playwriting, and craft a one-act play! You’ll learn all the fundamentals of play construction and theory, explore the elements of dramatic tension, and learn exercises and techniques that will help you develop work that speaks with your authentic voice. Dive deep into character analysis, generating character-driven stories that engage your audience, and make viewers lean into the story that’s unfolding onstage.
Prerequisite - Playwriting Fundamentals, or permission of the Instructor.


Susan Pak 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.


20% Early Bird Registration Discount Available when students register by March 31, 2021

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 Thursdays
Session Dates

May 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1

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

This class is specifically designed for writers at the intermediate level.

Prerequisite - Playwriting Fundamentals, or permission of the Instructor.