Writing Ten Minute Plays | Newberry

Writing Ten Minute Plays

Led by Neil Blackadder
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Six sessions, Thursdays, March 18 - April 29 (Class will not meet April 8)

2 - 4 pm (Central Time)

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Seminar Description

The ten-minute play has established itself as an effective, condensed form for telling simple stories on stage. And this short format lends itself well to trying one’s hand at dramatic writing. Playwrights ranging from David Mamet to Suzan-Lori Parks to Tony Kushner have turned to the form of the ten-minute play. In this workshop, participants will write their own ten-minute plays and explore a variety of examples of the genre.

Six sessions. Registration – $230

Neil Blackadder recently retired from a 25-year career teaching theatre at Knox College and Duke University. He is a translator of contemporary drama and prose from German and French.

Materials List


First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.