Online Workshop: Writing Theatre for Young Audiences
March 18, 2021 @ 5:45 pm
Thursdays, March 18, March 25, April 8, and April 15, from 5:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. MST
A good story is a good story, but how we execute it can make all the difference in the world, especially when the audience is a group of third-graders on a field trip.
In this workshop, multi-award-winning playwright and active participant in the theatre for young audiences (TYA) movement Idris Goodwin will break down some of the core and fundamental opportunities and challenges to writing for children and teens.
The workshop will culminate in the completion of a first draft of a TYA script. Adult participants should come with a working understanding of the basic tenets of playwriting. This is not an introductory course to playwriting, but a topics course that builds on this form.
This is the class for you if:
- You are interested in Theater for Young Audiences
- You want to explore a new genre of playwriting
- You want to finish that first draft of your play
This workshop is offered in collaboration with The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.
Idris Goodwin is an award winning break-beat poet, playwright, and director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. He was recently named a 2021 United States Artist Fellow. In addition to the recently released poetry collection Can I Kick It?, he’s had several publications from Haymarket Books including Inauguration co-written with nico wilkinson, Human Highlight: Ode To Dominique Wilkins, and the play This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval. He’s appeared on Nickelodeon, HBO Def Poetry, Sesame Street, NPR, BBC Radio, and the Discovery Channel. His plays include And In This Corner Cassius Clay, How We Got On, Hype Man, and This is Modern Art. Idris is the co-host of The Same Old New School Podcast on Vocalo Radio.
Photo: GHOST by Idris Goodwin, produced by Metro Theater Company; Photo credit: Jennifer Lin