Part-Time Writing Course

Introduction to Playwriting

This is a new course designed and facilitated by Lab alumni, Omphile Molusi, a successful playwright, actor and director who has presented award-winning work on international stages.

An Introduction to Playwriting is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of writing for the stage, and for playwrights who have a specific idea they want to develop. The course offers clear step-by-step guidance in conceptualising, writing and staging a play. Some of the script elements the students explore and work with are plot, conflict, structure, setting, dialogue and character. They also have the opportunity to watch and analyse professional plays while developing their own piece of writing. Our goal for the course is for each student to write their own ten-minute play, which will be stage-read by actors at the end of the course.

Applications are open 1 – 17 March 2017. Classes are held on Saturday mornings (9:00 – 12:00) from 1 April – 24 June 2017.

Tuition Fees: R 4000 (R2000 deposit required to register)