Mountain Words Literary Festival: “STATUS AND STASIS" playwriting with Paul Edwards
Thursday, May 26
10:30 am - 12 pm
A playwriting workshop also suitable for other genres and derived from widely accepted practice in dramatic writing. A play usually arises out of a defined conflict shaped by the wants and needs of its characters. Central to the conflict are perceptions of the related ideas of status and stasis. After a discussion of status and stasis, their relationship to one another, and to the central conflict, the workshop will conclude with some writing exercise based in part on Keith Johnstone’s status improvisations.