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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Most writers will tell you that in order to write, you must read…and what you read should be the best.  I will add that what you read should also be diverse, in cultural and historical perspective, in style, and in origin.  Dramatic writing is meant to be performed, authentically, in front of a live audience.  It is visceral, immediate and speaks human truths powerfully. 

Over the course of the semester we will be reading plays as well as working on our own playwriting.  As we read drama from around the world, spanning almost two centuries, we will study how other dramatists have constructed their plays and solved problems that present themselves to the playwright. We will discuss these plays each week.  We will also be writing our own scenes in response to weekly writing prompts.  Each week, students will bring in an original scene and together we will read it aloud. We will then respond as a group to the writer with constructive feedback.  It is my hope that,  Inspired by the plays we are reading together and each others’ courage, students will begin to hone their authentic dramatic voice and write their own truths.  

At the end of the course, students will be required to revise at least three of their scenes based on the feedback from the class.  These revisions will be submitted with the final portfolio. Prerequisite: A writing class (it does not have to be dramatic writing) or permission of the instructor. 

Course Days and Times
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:35-12:00 (New York Time). 16:35-18:00 (Vienna Time). 

Aimee K Michel

Course Level

3 US / 6 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
Bard College at Simon's Rock (SRC)


This program is currently not accepting applications.