Class: PLAYWRITING Level 1: Foundations and the 10-Minute Play May 2024


Join Dr. C. Austin Hill (call him Chris) for a month-long online playwriting class! Chris has over a decade of college-level teaching experience, and has taught playwriting at universities across the US.  Chris is an accomplished director and dramaturg–and is the Artistic Director for Theatre Off-Kilter–the perfect choice to help you learn some of the basics of writing for the stage. The class will culminate with the creation of an ORIGINAL 10-minute play!

In May we will be offering a 4-week virtual course at just $100! This class will meet for 2-hours each week between May 5 and 26. Class sizes will be capped at 10 to ensure personal attention, lots of opportunities to share and receive feedback on your work, and the chance to build relationships with others.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME– If I have enough people under the age of 18, I will split off a special youth-oriented class.

REGISTER 2 or more people for a 10% discount for everyone!!




This class is built for beginning playwrights and for those who would like support and help to create a 10-minute play. How do you know if you are a beginner? Close your eyes–ask yourself:

  • Am I an advanced playwright?
  • Am I comfortable with my skills in creating dialogue, in using descriptive language, and in negotiating the structure of a plot?
  • Am I ready to crack off a 10-minute play right now?
  • Have I been working on a play and need a group of writers to help move it forward?

If you have answered yes to any or all of these questions, please feel free to join any of the class levels–including this one. If, however, you think your skills can benefit from:

  • A measured pace appropriate for those who are just starting to write
  • An increased amount of explanatory material, to ensure a strong theoretical foundation
  • A supportive and non-competitive environment built to unlock your creativity
  • A structure intended to help you build skills as you go

Then this is the class for you!

REGISTER TODAY! You will receive a special invitation to Zoom, where the class will be hosted.