Creative Collaboration in Writing and Performance (DRA4261.01)

Kirk Jackson

This class is about surviving the crucible of creative collaboration to satisfy the instant gratification of a hungry audience. Students write, produce and perform serialized stories. The class will divide into storyline teams; each team writes and performs three scenes of a developing narrative every week. Each episode will necessitate meeting at least four times per week with your group: 1) to write a first draft 2) to rewrite a performance draft 3) to rehearse/tech the performance and 4) to perform for the campus community (Thursdays at 10pm) the combined alternating scenes from all story lines. The first half of the term is devoted to collaborative writing exercises and assignments used to develop formulas for quick generation and collaborative processing of material, to establish teams, and each story’s genre. Writing, producing and performing six weekly episodes constitutes the second half of the term.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor upon receipt of writing sample by Nov.1 and subsequent interview. Writing sample: electronic or hard copy, 3 pages minimum of dialogue or creative writing submitted to or Dance/Drama Conference Room mailbox.
Credits: 4
T 6:30pm - 8:00pm; Th 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Drama, Four Credit, 4000, Kirk Jackson, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons.