First Time Playwright? Write Your Play with Us!

First Time Playwright? Write Your Play with Us!


Primary Stages ESPA
New York, NY 10018


Sarah Matteucci

Job Details


If you’re just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! In this 5-week class at Primary Stages ESPA, Kara Lee Corthron will help you build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.

Fundamentals of Playwriting

At Primary Stages ESPA

Instructor: Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, AliceGraceAnon at New Georges)

Thursdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

June 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2

This class might be for you if you are:

---A budding playwright who wants to get down to basics.

---A theater artist boldly crossing the line from one discipline to another and ready to start writing!

In this class you will:

---Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, including discussions of structure, character, and dialogue.

---Complete writing exercises to gain an understanding of the form and generate ideas for material.

---Start to write your own play by the end of the semester.

By the end of this class you will:

---Have a strong grasp on writing for the stage, armed with the confidence you need to declare yourself a  playwright and get to work on your script.

---Be ready for The First Draft!


Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email



June 28, 2018 - August 2, 2018



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