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Writing a YA Play

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up We all know and love Young Adult novels, but where are the plays featuring strong teenage protagonists? This class hopes to fill the void! We’ll read scenes from contemporary plays that feature compelling teen characters, and talk about how to write dramatic structure, engaging dialogue, and perception shifts. Whether you’re drawn […]

$114
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Supernatural Shakespeare

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 8-11 Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, with special focus on his use of the supernatural in his plays. We’ll explore his life and times and learn the secrets to his use of language. We’ll play theatre games, peek into some of his otherworldly plots and […]

$126
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Writing Movies

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up All the best stuff happens before the cameras roll! In this workshop we’ll talk about what makes screenplays work and learn basic techniques by focusing on structure, story, characters, dialogue, and format. We’ll watch scenes from different movie genres and break down their scripts to see how the writer made it […]

$126
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Live from Writers & Books: Comedy Writing and Performance

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 12-15 Have you ever seen a comedy sketch, or short comedy play, or a stand-up comedy routine and thought, “That looks like fun”?  It is fun, and now you can try it at SummerWrite! In “Live from W&B,” students will be given a brief introduction to different types of live comedic performance and learn different […]

$126
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Shakespeare’s Stage

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare and putting on one of his plays! Teens love exploring the intense and hilarious characters of Shakespeare’s plays.  We’ll explore his life and times and learn the secrets to his use of language. We’ll act, create sets, props, […]

$252
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CLASS FULL: Comedy Improv

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 11-13 Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and at the […]

$126
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Write a Short Play

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 10-13 Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this class is for you! Through theatre games and writing exercises, we will learn how to tell a story meant for the stage. Our own 5 - 10 minute plays will be presented in a staged reading for friends […]

$126
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Teen Comedy Improv

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and […]

$126

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Write to Act

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: Teen Participants will transform thoughts and feelings into a written piece that can be used in a short performance for the class.  We will use many techniques such as theatre games, improv, and monologue reading to explore the impact of emotions and words.  We will use poetry, songwriting, journal entries, writing prompts, and meditations to reveal […]

$126
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