Class Offerings at Fort Mill Community Playhouse
TV Writing (Dramatic hour long)
Students will breakdown and dissect the structure of an hour long TV episode. Premise, Series, Season and Episodic dilemmas will be discussed along with format and how to effectively build characters through action and dialogue. Students will complete an outline of an original episode. They should also have a minimum of 10 pages of a first draft.
Students will breakdown and dissect the structure of a well known play. Format, story structure, character and dialogue will be discussed in depth. Students will be expected to workshop scenes they have written and give feedback as to other students submissions. At the end of the course the student should have a first draft of a 10 minute play
This course will delve into writing for the Big Screen. Students will learn screenplay format, story structure, character development and how to write a logline. We will discuss dilemmas, obstacles, point of no return, turning point and much more. At the end of the course students should have a story outline and a minimum of 10 pages of a first draft.
The Rewriting Process
Students will work on rewriting their original works. Students should have a first draft of either a screenplay, stage play or TV episode upon enrolling in this course. Students will be expected to turn in three rewrites over the course and provide feedback on other students work. Maximum 8 students.
Instructor – Erica Owens
Erica received a BA in Theater from UNC-Charlotte in 1999 and an MFA in Creative Writing for the Stage and Screen in 2017. She has been involved in theater and film in the area for more that 17 years, currently as the director of Savannah Sipping Society at FMCP. Erica also teaches Media Writing at the University of North Georgia.
Classes will be held at Fort Mill Community Playhouse.
Classes for adult students, age 15 and above.