Intro Aboriginal Playwriting (DRAM 231.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
DRAM 231 02 January 2019 Daniel Macdonald
DRAM 231 02 January 2018 Yvette Nolan
DRAM 231 02 January 2016


The purpose of DRAM 231 is to learn the basics of dramatic writing, with a focus on writing for the stage. The course is intended for students with little to no previous University-level writing experience, but who have an intense interest in theatre. The specific dramaturgical approach employed in the course focuses on the actor/character relationship to text, where the actor is always the first ?audience? of any script. In that the actor is ultimately responsible for interpreting the text (through performance to the audience), it is the playwright?s goal to create a script that both challenges and engages the actor. The craft of writing plays is explored through exercises and class discussion, and the course focuses on First Nations and Métis cultural concerns.


DRAM 118

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s)

DRAM 119

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