Scene Building Intensive, with Playwright Kira Rockwell

Within the macro-structure of your story is a series of scenes with their own micro-structure. The pacing of each scene is crucial to the momentum. What essential attributes make up a well-structured scene? What can you do if you get stuck? How can you spice things up along the way? In this workshop, you’ll learn tips, tricks, rules for breaking and the best ways to break them. This class will be taught from a playwriting lens, with a few reading excerpts from contemporary dramatists. Through the use of playful writing experiments, you’ll practice how to build more satisfying scenes. Feel free to bring in a project you’re currently working on, a fresh idea, or even a blank page.
 
Saturday, July 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm ($75)
Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a playwright from the heart of Texas. She is a 2021 Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing with Mass Cultural Council, a recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, as well as a Runner-up for the Princess Grace Award, among others. Her plays have been supported by The Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and Third Culture Theatre in partnership with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, among others. Her neurodivergent love story is now available through Original Works Publishing. Rockwell has a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. As an educator, Rockwell has taught at Wheaton College, Boston University, Hyde Square Task Force, and Grub Street. Currently, she lives in Boston with her husband and their rescue pup, Koda.
Kira Rockwell