ERIC Number: ED207117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Playwrights-Directors Workshop.
The playwrights-directors workshop at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) allows students of directing and playwriting to meet jointly to explore and solve problems in the creation and production of original one-act scripts. At the heart of the program is the belief that both playwriting and directing students profit from producing their efforts before their peers and from collaborating with each other on a production. Playwriting students are assigned to read four plays, then write a brief scene employing the style, language, and theme explored by each of the writers. The scenes are then staged by the directing students. During the latter half of the semester, the directing students stage the original one-act plays on which the playwriting students have been working during the semester. The experiment has thus far proven successful. The playwriting students have received constant attention and feedback for everything they have written in the course, with production of their final works guaranteed, and the directing students have an opportunity to receive feedback throughout the production of the plays. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Directing (Theater); One Act Plays
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Dallas, TX, August 9-12, 1981).