Art of the Full Length Play with Matthew B. Zrebski
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This class meets for Four Saturdays 2/1 – 2/29
no class on 2/15
Great plays need to strike hard, fast, and powerfully, never letting an audience off the hook. Exploring both no-intermission and multi-act formats, this intensive introduces exciting techniques that help to quickly engage an audience, successfully build to a satisfying climax, and conclude so as to spark dialogue long after the curtain has fallen.
By the end of class, students will have a strong outline as well as two to three fully written scenes. They will leave ready and confident to complete a full draft. No preparation is required. All material will be developed and written in class. Bringing an electronic device that can connect to the internet will be helpful so as to access online tools during the class.
These classes meet 10am-1pm
Matthew is a founding member of Playwrights West and has had numerous original plays produced locally and nationally. As Portland Center Stage at The Armory’s resident teaching artist, Matt serves as lead instructor for the Visions & Voices high school residency program and frequently leads adult playwriting workshops. He is a two-time recipient of the Rosenfield Playwriting award and has won Drammy Awards for his scripts To Cape and Ablaze: an a cappella musical thriller. He has been a guest instructor for Portland Actors Conservatory and Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools program. He holds a B.F.A. in acting, directing, and playwriting from Southern Methodist University.