Professor of Theatre - Georgia Southern University
Region IV Chair
Dialogue is the heart of playwriting. In this session we will explore the idea of writing for subtext by using Jeff Sweet's excellent exercise of writing a negotiation. We will start with a brief introduction and discussion about dialog; then we will take a 30 minute writing break, and come back and read what you have created. This is a fun exercise to get you writing and playing with active dialogue.
Be ready to write but don't come in with a preformed idea, the prompt will happen in the workshop. We will want to be visible when we read the work. I will need them to be able to send me their work so I can share it with everyone as we read it out loud. Remember - playwrights learn more by hearing their work read!