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Playwriting: Structure & Storytelling
Remote Learning Workshop, held on Zoom
5 weeks; Wednesdays, October 21 thru November 18; 7:00-9:30pm
Instructors: Daniel Burson & Jule Selbo
All students: $90.00
** This class is full – registration is closed**
What can the classic storytelling structure filmmakers have used for decades do to help you improve your writing, or get you unstuck when you run into writer’s block? Screenwriter and playwright Jule Selbo and dramaturg Daniel Burson lead a five-week workshop for playwrights of all skill levels interested in tackling medium- to full-length plays. We’ll explore the phases of the classic Western storytelling model applied to playwrighting – when to use them, and when to subvert them or break the rules entirely.
JULE SELBO is a screenwriter, playwright, and teacher who loves creating stories and characters. Boiling Point, was produced in NYC over two decades ago and was the start of her professional writing career. Boxes had its East Coast premiere Fall, 2019, at Good Theater in Portland after originally being produced in Los Angeles. Full-length plays include Isolate (Best New Play Award from Los Angeles Women in Theatre), No Stranger, and Dr. Fedder (Actors Theatre of Louisville Children’s Theatre Tour). She created the playwriting track at California State University, Fullerton, and has taught screenwriting and playwriting there, as well as at NYU, and universities across America and Europe, Australia and Russia. https://www.juleselbo.com
DANIEL BURSON is the Artistic Director of the Maine Playwrights Festival. He has developed and directed new plays for theaters including Penobscot Theatre Company, Mad Horse Theatre, Saco River Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theater, and Portland Stage Company, where he was previously Literary & Education Manager. Other Maine credits include the world premieres of One Blue Tarp at Penobscot Theatre and Legbala Is A River at Mayo Street Arts, as well as productions at Portland Stage, Penobscot Theatre, AIRE, Dramatic Rep, and Deertrees Theatre. He is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.