January 30, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT 
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Thursday, February 1 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Writing From The Outside In

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There are a million ways to write a play; that doesn't make it any easier to start writing one. In this workshop we will investigate alternative structures for scene writing. We will attempt to work from the outside in - experimenting with how structure might influence character and plot. There will be three short writing sessions in which playwrights will chose one event (a break-up, a confession) and write it in three different ways, using a song, a sporting event, and a painting as inspiration. After each writing session we will discuss our revelations and the merits of the exercise.

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James Ryan Caldwell

Playwright & Professor, VIP
James Ryan Caldwell is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter from New York City. His work has been seen at Walkerspace NYC, P.S. 122, 3LD, Classic Stage Company, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons. The first season of his web-series, Ms... Read More →

Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room