Creating Content: a writing class for actors

The Writing Actor Online Class

Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning

 LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL MATERIAL.

“Now I have some GREAT material for my auditions!”

“A real eye opener to my own unique voice and Lorrel is an amazing teacher. He lets your creative energy fly.”   

Upcoming Dates

Thu November 5 - Thu December 17
6:30pm - 9:30pm
CLASS MEETS ONLINE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NO CLASS 11/26
Fee: $375/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Tired of looking for the perfect role to showcase your acting chops? Then why not CREATE your own. In this 6-week workshop, you will learn to do just that. Through a series of weekly writing exercises, this class will teach actors how to use the storytelling skills they already possess to write monologues, sketches, scripts, and screenplays for themselves and others. Exploring your experience on the page and having an opportunity to respond as an artist as you are living in this extraordinary time can lead to deep personal and professional expression for yourself as well as others.     

OBJECTIVE AND SYLLABUS: Exercises and instruction to open up and inspire actors to use the written word.

SESSION #1

  • Writing structure and how to write a monologue.
  • Homework: Write 2-minute monologue for Session 2.

SESSION #2 (Monologue)

  • Reading and refining the monologue
  • The monologue in the structure of a scene
  • Homework: Revise monologue and incorporate within a 3-5 minute scene/play.

SESSION #3 (Playwriting)

  • Review and discussion of play (1st draft) with writing exercises.
  • Homework: Revise scenes for Session 4.

SESSION #4 (Playwriting)

  • Review and discussion of Scenes (2nd draft)
  • Playwriting vs. Screenwriting
  • Screenplay format – adapting scene for the screen.
  • Homework: Instructor will assign a full-length screenplay to read for Session #5. Begin to adapt play scenes for the screen

SESSION #5 (Screenwriting)

  • Review and discussion of adapted scenes (Draft #1)
  • Short Film introduction
  • Writing exercise
  • Homework: Instructor will assign another full-length screenplay to read. Revise scenes from Session #5

SESSION #6 (Screenwriting)

  • Review and discussion of adapted scenes (Draft #2)
  • Short Film discussion
  • Wrap-Up

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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  • This is an open level ON LINE class and no interview or audition is required.
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Upcoming Dates

Thu November 5 - Thu December 17
6:30pm - 9:30pm
CLASS MEETS ONLINE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NO CLASS 11/26
Fee: $375/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
Login / Create Account

Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning

K. Lorrel Manning

K. Lorrel Manning is an award-winning writer/director, actor and musician who works in both film and theatre. His first feature film Happy New Year, based on his critically-acclaimed play and award-winning short film of the same name, had its world premiere at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and has screened at over two dozen film festivals. The film won multiple awards in the U.S. and abroad, and was officially released domestically by Snag Films in 2013.

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