Playwriting

Students have a number of opportunities to get involved in the thriving playwriting program at Northwestern.  In addition to introductory classes, students can take a variety of classes. Past classes include Ten-Minute Plays, Unlikely Adaptation, and Tiny Histories.  Students can also apply to be part of the Playwriting Sequence, in which each student writes a full-length play during one school year. The Playwriting Module allows students to pursue in-depth study of playwriting, to learn about the professional world of playwriting, and to create a Capstone Project comprised of a playwriting portfolio and other professional materials. In addition, the department brings in guest artists to teach special topics classes, lead workshops, and participate in various panels and speaking events. Past visiting artists include John Logan, Paula Vogel, Sheila Callaghan, Idris Goodwin, and Philip Dawkins.