How to Write Your Own Skit for Church & Beyond
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 – OCTOBER 6, 2018
Through lecture, reading assignments, writing workshops, and class discussion this introductory online intensive focuses on the study and practice of dramatic structure as seen in traditional and contemporary playwriting. Each student will write a ten-minute play adapted from a portion of scripture of their choosing. Class participants will have their work discussed through group feedback sessions. The successful student will: understand the fundamentals of dramatic structure that can be applied across storytelling mediums and have a draft of a ten-minute play of his or her own creation.
- B&P Program: Zarephath Performing Arts Intensives (ZPAI)
- Instructor: Ayvaunn Penn, BA, MA, MFA
- Class Frequency: Once a week on Saturdays 11AM-12:30PM
- Location: Online only
- Requirements: A computer, tablet, or phone with internet access. Webcam preferable so the class can see you but not required.
- About Your Instructor:
Ayvaunn Penn — founder of Bible & Penn Productions — is a Christian writer, composer, and director passionate about equipping Christian artists with professional-level theatre training, so they can boldly work and advocate for Christ in the theatre industry. Her latest Biblically-inspired piece, The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far from the Wing: A Play with Music, was featured at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre.
In addition to her MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting at Columbia University where she had the honor of being the School of the Arts Dean’s Fellowship recipient for the playwriting class of 2018. Most recently, she made her directorial debut at Signature Theatre and has served as assistant director to two-time Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the Billie Holiday Theatre and Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor at the Tony Award winning Goodman Theatre. To learn more about Ayvaunn, click here.