Classes & Workshops

The Bare Bones Of A Play

Instructor(s): Katherine Varga
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.


Whether you’re interested in writing for theatre, TV, or film, you need characters, conflict, and perception shifts. Sound boring? It’s actually awesome. This class will teach the narrative theory that has been used to tell stories from ancient Greek tragedies to Hamilton. We’ll analyze short plays, short films, and song lyrics to see how structure is used to engage an audience. Students will use these techniques to create an outline for their own play, screenplay, or novel.


If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at at least 10 days prior to the event.


To register for this class, or to get more information, please call (585)-473-2590 x107.