“This was a great class. I truly learned a lot and it boosted my confidence as a writer.”
An exploration of the many aspects of playwriting including characterization, dialogue, the unspoken word, stage directions, plot, the playwright-director relationship, script formats, and marketing. All students develop a ten-minute play which receives a reading from professional actors. Recommended for acting as well as playwriting students.
Randy Baker is a playwright, director and co-Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre. Recent shows he has directed with Rorschach include Very Still and Hard to See (Five Helen Nominations including Best Director), The Electric Baby, She Kills Monsters, The Minotaur and After the Quake. Recent shows he has directed outside of Rorschach include the seven-room living installation piece, Hello, My Name Is… at The Welders (Three Helen Nominations including Best Director), a shadow puppet gamelan-inspired A Midsummer Night’s Dream at WSC Avant Bard, Big Love at Catholic University, Anon/ymous at Georgetown University and his own adaptation of Rashomon at American University. Recent playwriting projects include Forgotten Kingdoms and Truth & Beauty Bombs at Rorschach Theatre and workshops and educational productions of The Burning Road (Arena Stage), Monastery (Theater J), Rash?mon (American University and Spooky Action Theatre), Circus of Fallen Angels (NCDA and American University) and wild42hold (George Washington University).