Writing the Well-Structured Scene, with Kira Rockwell

Within the overall plot structure of your play, movie, tv episode, or fiction, is a series of stand alone scenes. Each scene is crucial to pace and forward momentum. What 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 one day seminar, you’ll learn tips and tricks to building scenes in satisfying ways. We’ll touch on elements such as active choice, specificity, turning points, and consequences. Feel free to bring a project that you are currently working on, a fresh idea, or even a blank page. You will have the opportunity to take part in craft based writing exercises, discussion of reading excerpts, and optional time to share an excerpt of your work for on the spot feedback. This class will be taught from a playwriting lens but is open to all writers who craft scenes. Suitable for all levels.

Saturday, Mar 11th, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ($150)

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