Playwriting Fundamentals (Summer 2021)

06/30/2021 - 08/11/2021




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Wednesdays
Session Dates: Jun. 30
Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug. 4, 11
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time


Playwriting Fundamentals (Summer 2021) (Online)

Jun.30 - Aug.11
6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time

Instructor: Marsha Estell

Looking to kick off your playwriting career?  Get started with “Playwriting Fundamentals,” at Chicago Dramatists!  Study the core essentials of writing your first play, and cover everything from dramatic structure, to character development, to writing realistic and vibrant dialogue.  Led by Marsha Estell, this course is dedicated to helping you find your unique voice as a dramatist.  Class members will write and workshop a 10-minute play, applying all that they’ve learned, over the course of the class! 

Marsha Estell is a resident playwright alumna at Chicago Dramatists, 2010 3Arts/Ragdale Fellow, and recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting. Her plays include Heat, which had its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding New Work and many other award-winning work. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity.

20% Early Bird Registration Discount Available when students register by June 30, 2021

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to setup a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Wednesdays
Session Dates

Jun. 30
Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug. 4, 11

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm Central Time
Notes This class is designed for beginners. No experience necessary.