What Keeps Us Coming Back?

In my post about structure (Playwriting 101 - the Case For Structure) I mention that athletic competition keenly demonstrates most of the important elements of dramatic structure and that it has a certain advantage - the ending has yet to be written; it is drama in real time. So, how…

2018 Playwright Fellows – Intro

Over the course of the fellowship, we will be creating posts about different aspects of playwriting and theatre as a way to spur thoughts and discussions. Hopefully, these will inspire and provide additional insights for you and our fellows as they endeavor to create their new works.  We all know…

Playwriting 101 – The Case For Structure

As playwrights, writers, and, even more fundamentally, storytellers, we are crafting works that are shaped according to a basic structure - a structure that has been identified and quantified ever since Aristotle’s Poetics. And using these prescribed building blocks and raw materials is what gives our stories a solid foundation.…