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The Playwright's Workout (Career Development Series)

The Playwright's Workout (Career Development Series)

Michael Bigelow Dixon, Liz Engelman

ISBN: 9781575256177

This collection of exercises is designed to build creative muscle in students of playwriting and will prove useful as well to working dramatists who want to build their skills while stretching their imaginative powers...

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Contributed by some of America's foremost playwrights and playwriting teachers, these varied and inventive exercises offer new sources for dramatic inspiration, provide ways to embolden dramatic action, and encourage experimentation with the basic elements of playwriting.

Christopher Durang, Romulus Linney, and Theresa Rebeck are among the 30 playwrights offering playwriting advice in The Playwright's Workout.

Also giving guidance and inspiration are:

Janet Allard
Lee Blessing
Constance Congdon
Kia Corthron
Lisa D'Amour
Dan Dietz
Jordan Harrison
Jeffrey Hatcher
Naomi Iizuka
Jon Jory
Arthur Kopit
Sherry Kramer
Carson Kreitzer
Carter Lewis
Craig Lucas
Eduardo Machado
Emily Mann
Melanie Marnich
Ellen McLaughlin
Kira Obolensky
Jose Rivera
Sarah Ruhl
Caridad Svich
C. Denby Swanson
Kathleen Tolan
Alice Tuan
Elizabeth Wong
Marsha Norman
Mac Wellman

While most playwriting guides introduce students to basic concepts and practices, The Playwright's Workout offers a range of imaginative prompts to the creative act of playwriting.

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