Playwrights' Workshop

One student sits at a desk, while two others stand beside him, gesturing.

A scene from MIT Dramashop's Playwrights in Performance production of Taking a Math Test. (Courtesy of MIT Dramashop.)


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Spring 2012



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Course Description

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features several complete scripts of student-written plays in the Playwrights in Performance section.

Course Description

This course provides continued work in the development of play scripts for the theater. Writers work on sustained pieces in weekly workshop meetings, individual consultation with the instructor, and in collaboration with student actors, directors, and designers. Fully developed scripts are eligible for inclusion in the Playwrights' Workshop Production.

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Alan Brody. 21M.785 Playwrights' Workshop. Spring 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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