4.75 (19 reviews)
☑ How to write a 10-15 minute play, ready for production.
Starting with the selection of ideas you will go step by step through the processes involved in making a scaled down play for performance.
Determining what a short play is and isn't in terms of length and narrative scope.
Learning how to examine ideas to find the story in them.
Developing an idea into scenes which will then be further developed.
Looking at dialogue and trying some writing exercises to strengthen writing skills in this area.
When your play is finished, editing techniques can be considered as well as simple production ideas.
Your end result will be a piece of work you can produce for an audience viewing. A short play is a fantastic way of quickly getting your writing in front of people to entertain, inform and present your skills.
Ideas and characters
Developing your ideas with a ten point plan.
Why use a ten point plan?
Converting your notes into developed scenes.
Starting and ending your play
Script Layout for a short play.
Why is dialogue important?
Editing your ten minute play.
Actors and directors.
Sets and Locations
Large White Loaf and a Tin of Rice - My play.
A work in progress - The Lofty Dame.
Finding short plays to inspire you.
Great course that provides a really well-structured approach to writing a 10 minute play, which I'm currently doing for a project. Confident delivery and very useful tips and advise too!
I love the concept of brainstorming ideas for shorts plays first and then allowing THAT to inspire the dialogue.
Good content with many useful ideas. I found the video transitions' lame quality very annoying though.
I enjoyed the majority of this workshop. There was a lot of information to organize ideas and tips as to how to develop a script, and characters.
Expected more. I thought that this was the beginning. Turns out this is all it was. Could not access the resource material. I thought if I was only able to access the 10 point plan that would be sufficient but I wasn't even able to do that. Disappointed and left to my own devices.
The instructor details the background process of writing a play well. Using her ideas will prevent the student from spending time focusing on creating relationships without a purpose.