Here at the Dramatists Guild Institute, we would like to ensure that our rigorous training opportunities are as inclusive and accessible as possible. And so, we are pleased to introduce two new types of inexpensive programming at the DGI for summer 2021!
Next month, we'll be offering a one day intensive on writing for TV led by Zakiyyah Alexander. This intensive will be the first in our "Perspectives" series, a new DGI lecture series which will highlight a variety of dramatic writers discussing a particular topic of interest. The new Perspectives series will accommodate a larger group of students wanting to broaden their dramatic horizons.
The whole family can join us at the DGI this summer, adults and teens alike, because we're offering a playwriting class with Crystal Skillman for teenagers who love to write. In our very first writing workshop for teens, students will meet weekly to read, share, and discuss dramatic writing.
NEW LECTURE SERIES
Fundamentals of Writing a TV Pilot with Zakiyyah Alexander
Saturday, June 12
1:30 - 6:30 pm EDT
50 students max
Want to learn how to write for TV? Join award-winning dramatist Zakiyyah Alexander and discover the Fundamentals of Writing a TV Pilot!
This one-day intensive on the ins and outs of writing a pilot for television will give you the basics on writing a pilot, including tips on structure, discussion on what makes an undeniably strong pilot that best represents who you are, and the realities of joining a writing staff. You'll hear examples of what and what not to do when writing, and then pitching, your work, and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions regarding any stumbling blocks you may have.
NEW WRITING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
Playwriting for Teens with Crystal Skillman
Tuesdays, 3pm-6pm EDT
June 15 – July 20
15 students max
$75 for six weeks
Do you have a teen who loves to write? Registration is now open for DGI's first ever teen playwriting course! This six week workshop is designed for young writers, ages 13 to 19, who have already discovered playwriting, and would like to develop their skills. Led by award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman, students will meet weekly to read, share, and discuss dramatic writing.
"I LOVE to teach in the summer and I love teaching teens SO much.... I’m passionate about loving theatre, but also being open that theater is a PART of dramatic writing. I talk openly about how theater is one part of the puzzle." - Crystal Skillman
Check out our other DGI summer offerings:
The following summer classes are almost sold out. Click on a link below to claim a seat before the course fills up.
Turning Your Ten-Minute Play into a Full-Length with Donna Hoke
Acting for Dramatists with Christine Toy Johnson
Writing to Win, Place, or Show with Lucy Wang
Script Analysis for Dramatists with Pandora Scooter
Weekend Warrior: Cracking the Producer's Code with Roland Tec
Weekend Warrior: Musical Theatre Workshop with Kirsten Childs
The following summer classes are completely full, but there is still room to join the waitlist.
Writing Workshop with Austin Pendleton
Re-Vision with Sheri Wilner
Mastering the Monologue with C. Julian Jimenez
Questions? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org