5th ANNUAL MONOLOGUE & SCENE WRITING WORKSHOP
In association with Marfa Independent School District
A Playwriting Preparatory Workshop: Marfa Junior High
December 7-11, 2020
Marfa Live Arts teaches the playwriting prep workshop to all Marfa Junior High students via an online platform. This workshop serves as the primer course to prepare students for the high school’s Playwriting Program which Marfa Live Arts has taught for ten years. The focus of the workshop is give students building blocks to create a writing process to express themselves. Students are led through a three-part series comprised of: Relaxation Technique, Observation Exercises and Writing Studio. Students are coached through writing exercises that are designed to teach dramatic form and to help them find/express their inner voice. This workshop builds self-confidence in students expressing themselves and it also teaches how to build structure of dynamic scenes involving character development, backstory, and conflict.