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Short Play Boot Camp (Adults and high school students)
Short Play Boot Camp (Adults and high school students)

Saturday, December 8, 1-5pm

Catamount Outback Artspace
107 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Instructor: David Dudley

In Short Play Boot Camp, we will explore and write short-form plays. Students will be introduced to the five key elements of a successful short play: theme, character, structure, dialogue, and theatricality. Then through a series of practical exercises, participants will generate raw material to be used in crafting the first draft of a new short play. They will read work aloud, critique, and discuss revisions.

Workshop fee: $45 for Catamount Arts members and high school students/$50 for non-members. Scholarship funds are available for high school students; please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 for details.

Registration deadline: November 8

Parents of high school students under age 18: Please complete an enrollment form HERE after paying for the workshop.

David Dudley is a playwright, journalist, and educator. His plays have been performed in New York, Boston, California, Chicago, Arizona and Vermont. He is the author of 800 Days of Solitude: A Conjuring, runner-up for the Core Apprentice program at the National Playwrights’ Center, and 24 Minutes, a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, and part of AFTER ORLANDO, an international theater action. David served as a script reader for Steppenwolf Theater. He is a regular contributor to American Theater Magazine and He earned a BFA in playwriting from DePaul University, and an MFA in playwriting from Southern Illinois University. His play Family Portrait with Goat will be performed this fall by the St. Johnsbury Players.