This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
What better way to study drama and playwriting than to perform short plays in class on Zoom with other students – live! With Kevin O’Brien, professional playwright and actor, we will go over a selection of one-act plays in this course and even get some sense of how to write them – and how not to write them!
Mr. O’Brien has written and produced over 40 plays and screenplays. In this course, we’ll look at the challenge of short plays. We’ll read a few one-act plays live in class – with students playing parts, if they’d like to! And we’ll try our hand at writing our own short plays – comedies, dramas, adventures and farces!
Class One: “Professor Palladium’s Traveling Theatrical Wonderment Show”
Class Two: “The Happy Journey”
Class Three: “Hello Out There!”
Class Four: “Lamb of God”
Class Five: “Who Killed Christmas?”
Class Six: Highlights of Student Plays
Course Materials: PDF files provided FREE by the instructor.
Homework: Auto-Graded Quizzes and a Creative Final Project – writing a short sketch or five-minute play. Plan on about one hour of homework per week.
Class Dates: Tuesdays, October 24 to December 12, 2023. No class Oct. 31 or Nov. 21.
Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)
Duration per class: 45 minutes