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Summer Intensive – Typical Day

Daily Schedule for Playwriting Intensive Summer 2022:

Times and structure are subject to change for future institutes.

9:00-10:30 Writing Room – Student playwrights work with faculty in a writers’ room-like setting to craft and read their plays

10:45 – 12:00 Writing/Revisions – Students work to edit their plays

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00-2:30 TV Pilot Elective – Ever had have an idea for a TV series? That’s great! Now all you have to do is turn that idea into a pilot. This elective will help. While we discuss TV basics and tricks of the trade, we will watch and discuss the first episodes of hour-long dramas and half-hour comedies, dissecting them, finding out what makes them work, how they succeed and how they fail. Students will then take what they’ve learned and apply that to their own ideas, assembling an outline for the pilot and even writing the teaser and first act.

2:45 – 4:15 Theatre Institute Elective – Playwrights join the Theatre Institute students in their afternoon electives. Playwrights choose from a number of electives ranging from directing to Shakespeare to movement to design classes.

5:30 – 6:30 DINNER

Evenings – Evenings are spent attending live theater events, watching films or taking master classes along with Film Institute students. 

Weekends – Weekends will be spent taking Theater electives as well as master classes and rehearsing for their final play readings.