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Writing the 10 Minute Play with Kate Snodgrass G221034

The art and craft of Playwriting can be learned—especially by observing the Ten-Minute play. This short form is excellent practice for writing full-length plays as well. Think of Romeo and Juliet—this play is filled with ten-minute plays, one after the other (R&J meeting at the party, the balcony scene, the marriage, Romeo killing Tybalt, and, of course, the death scene). Whether you’re painting a potent, ten-minutes of drama/comedy or imagining a fuller piece of theatre, the ten-minute play can be your guide to success. The class will read, discuss, and write short scenes and ten-minute plays throughout the week. No pre-knowledge of playwriting is required—both beginners and experienced writers are welcome.


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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
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Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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  • Kate Snodgrass
    Kate Snodgrass

    Kate Snodgrass is a Professor of the Practice of Playwriting (Director, MFA Program at Boston University). She has been recognized with Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence; Tanne Foundation Award; L.A. Nickole Theatre Educator of the Year; Milan Stitt Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting; Stagesource “Theatre Hero” Award.

    Kate is the author of the Heideman Award-winning play Haiku; Observatory (IRNE Award-Winner and nominated for the Natl. Steinberg Award); The Glider, Bark’s Dream, among others. She is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston Theater Marathon. Her short play Overture may be heard on the “Dream Boston” site via the Huntington Theatre Company. (www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/upcoming/dream-boston/)


Oct 08 - 14 2022



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